Editorial & Opinion

Ontario cardinal decries ‘merciless assault on human dignity’

George Weigel

George Weigel | Special to The Michigan Catholic The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as “just a simple country cardinal.” In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one of the premier leaders of the Catholic Church today. He’s a bishop of the New Evangelization who does a lot of his evangelical work…

Mercy is the ‘fullness of justice’?

Eduardo J. Echeverria, Ph.D. | Special to The Michigan Catholic Recently, in Pope Francis’s first interview with an Italian television channel, he stated, “Justice and mercy in God are one thing. Mercy is just and justice is merciful.” How can justice and mercy be the same thing? If the justice of Jesus’ death on the cross…