Tuesday, September 20, 2016


...and a most useful and lively meeting of the FAITH magazine editorial board.

Much discussion over current issues in society...the practicalities of writing for a lively and thoughtful magazine at a time when comment on issues of marriage, family and the dignity of the human person is liable to be denounced as "hate crime". A few months back, stating that men and women are different would not have brought howls of disapproval but would have been recognised as a statement of truth making a useful, if blindingly obvious, contribution to any discussion of the human condition.

Back in the 1960s and 70s, Catholics in Poland found a way of running magazines and periodicals in the face of (much nastier and more ruthless) official disapproval. It is rather odd that one should be looking to their experience for ideas and encouragement.  Some of Karol Wojtyla's poetry was published, under a pseudonym, in such publications in those days.

As Archbishop and as Pope he reminded the world again and again that "there is no freedom without truth".  The two go together.  FAITH magazine will continue to operate in that spirit...

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,  whatsoever things are pure, whatseoever things are lovely and of good report...think on these things." (Phil. 4:8)

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