Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
"Irresponsible wolves:" Vatican lashes out over leaks
Following a sudden spate of damaging leaks over the past two weeks, the Vatican has retaliated.
- Philip Pullella
- Vatican City
- February 17, 2012
But an editorial in the Osservatore Romano, while renewing criticism of some media handling of the scandal, also said that the Catholic Church should see the current image crisis as a chance to purify itself.
It was the latest chapter in a saga in which the Vatican has had to scramble to deal with what one spokesman called its own version of "Wikileaks" and what the Italian media have dubbed "Vatileaks." It also coincided with the publication of new leaks about the Vatican bank.
The editorial was ostensibly to mark the 30th anniversary of the arrival in Rome from Germany of then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected pope in 2005, to take up the powerful post as head of the Vatican's doctrinal enforcer.
But in a section about current events, it described the pope as a man who "is not stopped by wolves" and that he was ready to stand up to "irresponsible and undignified behavior."
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