2019

The unexpected shape of forgiveness

One can, and some do, read Martel’s book as an accusation against the world of systemic mendacity which it reveals. For my part, I read it as one of the events which signal that God’s forgiveness is at last reaching even the hardest-hearted parts of our Church.... Read More...

Welcome to my world… (notes on the reception of a bombshell)

So, the other shoe has finally dropped. The veil has been removed from what the French rather gloriously call a “secret de Polichinelle” - an open secret: one that “everybody knows” but for which the evidence is both elusive and never really sought. The merely anecdotal is, at last, acquiring the contours of sociological visibility.... Read More...

From the outside in

A Canadian podcast, Ferment, invited James Alison for a lively conversation. In the producers’ words, James Alison might insist that he is “fairly clea... Read More...