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Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial

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We stood in front of Trinity Church, looking across Broadway and down Wall Street to the East River. This fabled street is not even a kilometer long and is just two lanes wide. The skyscrapers on each side of the street keep it, perhaps fittingly, covered in shadows.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Don’t go quietly, Mr. President

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When we came to New York City a few weeks ago, we expected to find ourselves in the balmy climate of a lame-duck presidency.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Wisdom from the grave

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They lie in their separate niches in the Jesuit cemetery in Novaliches, waiting, in Isaiah’s words, for “the glory of the Lord to be revealed” (Is. 40:5).

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Balangiga—a deer among cattle

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Sadly the problems in 1901 were common to those of other towns, but only the people of Balangiga responded so intensely. Someone or something had given them a sharper sense of injustice.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Battling hopelessness

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Pope Francis was recently asked by a reporter, as he flew back from South Korea to Rome, to comment on the US bombing of Isis forces in Iraq. The Pope gave a careful answer: “It is permissible to resist evil… but bombing isn’t the only response.” The discussion stopped there, though we would love to know what alternatives the Pope had in mind. How do we resist evil on such a scale in a nonviolent manner?

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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