Leaving Afghanistan was a tragedy, as was the entire war. In light of the end of this 20 year occupation which claimed the lives of over 150,000 people, we must confront uncomfortable questions raised by Jesus and the Gospel.
America first! Black Lives Matter! Law and order. Structures of oppression. Amid the turmoil of our world today, the words of the great Old Testament prophet Jeremiah continue to speak to us. What does he call us to today?
The outbreak of COVID-19 has reminded the world, young and old alike, that we will face our own death someday. For many of us, this fear has never been more immediate. But the mystery of our Christian faith tells us that death doesn’t have the final word. How can our faith help us to find hope even amid the fear and anxiety of the current pandemic?
As we celebrate the life of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., may this prayer, for all those who pray it, be a means to avail ourselves of God’s gracious gift and so “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).
In his TJP debut, Erin Kast, SJ shares his experience of being at the beatification Mass of Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.