IT seems that in public discourse we are increasingly seeing examples of the sort of 'hate speech' that seeks to attack decent human core values, including the idea that people of every race or religion are endowed with the same inalienable rights.
SINCE the dogma of the 'Immaculate Conception' has only in roughly the last century-and-a-half been official teaching in the Catholic world, it is not altogether surprising that many - even some whose religious background is unquestionably Catholic - should still confuse this dogma with the traditional belief in the manner of Jesus' own conception.
"One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, 'Which is the first of all the commandments?'" - Mark 12:28 WHICH of us hasn't complained about the amount of red tape we have to cope with today? Filling in what use to be a simple form has become a mammoth task.