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Is faith more of a sure step than a blind leap?

Brian Wilson

IN his book, Priests for the Third Millennium, Cardinal Timothy Dolan recalls a letter from a priest reflecting on his own seminary formation: "He said that all through his years of preparation he was often asked, 'Are you happy?' 'Are you maturing?' 'Are you open?' 'How are your grades?' But never once, 'Do you believe in God?'" Cardinal Dolan notes that the priest's "point was a good one - the utter necessity of faith".

Racial justice at heart of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Nicola Brady
MARTIN Luther King Junior famously lamented that "the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11am on a Sunday morning", while Archbishop Desmond Tutu told the World Council of Churches in 2006 that one of the reasons apartheid had endured for so long in South Africa was because the Church was divided.