Fr. Jonathan Morris, LC, to Sean Hannity

Fr. Jonathan Morris, LC, has written an open letter to Sean Hannity, apologizing for the conduct of Fr. Tom Euteneuer. My colleague in religion (whom I’ve never met) used the public airways and Internet to call you a heretic and hypocrite. Because he chose to do this in a public forum, I want you and…

Thoughts on Healing

In the early 1990s I preached parish missions which included a healing service on the third night. It was always the most difficult talk for me to give. Don’t get me wrong–I certainly believe that God heals; if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have been in such a ministry. Yet healing is a difficult and easily…

Sore Losers

I looked up and saw standing by the river a ram with two great horns, the one larger and newer than the other. I saw the ram butting toward the west, north, and south. No beast could withstand it or be rescued from its power; it did what it pleased and became very powerful. As…

The Bush Gospel in Guatemala

Bush pushes U.S. compassion today in Guatemala. Hmm. I don’t think they’ve forgotten the legacy of US involvement in the 1970s and 80s. For more about that, see my reflections from my 1994 visit to Guateamala: Seeing the Face of Christ.

Another sexual abuse story

Thomas Roberts, anchor of CNN Headline News, reports on his abuse as a teenage boy. News report from a year ago when the perpetrator, Jerome Toohey of Baltimore, was sentenced. He ended up serving only ten months. One more story. One more outrage. One more example of systems–not just individuals–that failed in fundamental missions.

Sobrino update

Archbishop Saenz of San Salvador confirms Sobrino silencing (original source) over his weak Christology. It will be interesting to see what the statement itself says. The danger that has always been inherent in liberation theology is that of confusing messages of human liberation with the everlasting Gospel. Instead of saving us from sin by dying…