When the famous historian Christopher Dawson decided to become a Roman Catholic, his aristocratic mother was distressed, not because she had any aversion to Catholic dogma, but because now her son would, in her words, have to “worship with the help”.
God shows his righteousness and justice by having mercy! This is the great revelation. The apostle says God is “just and justifying,” that is, he is just to himself when he justifies human beings; he is in fact love and mercy, so for that reason he is just to himself—he truly demonstrates who he is—when he has mercy.
Il n’y a de pardon que sur un fond d’impardonnable. C’est la position que prend Derrida dans un article publié dans Le Monde des débats : « Le siècle et le pardon ». Pourquoi ce paradoxe ? Parce que, si le pardon s’appliquait à ce qui est pardonnable, on risquerait alors de le confondre avec des thèmes voisins l’excuse, le regret, l’amnistie, la prescription… Ce qui relève plus du droit : le pardon est dans son fond hétérogène à la justice.
The first of a long line of contemporary New Martyrs. Archbishop Oscar Romero, blessed and defender of the poor and justice. Vatican City, 4 February 2015 (VIS) – This morning … Continua a leggere