Robert Czerny

Robert Czerny lives in Ottawa and southwest Nova Scotia. Two main interests are ethics in Canada and Catholic social teaching and action.


22 posts

    Six decades ago, Peter Larisey taught for two years at Loyola High School, a Jesuit high school in Montreal. Two of his students, Ben Fagan and Andy Malolepszy, reminisce:...

    "Yet within all that richness, the normal, free, individual member of a tribe will be individualized, maybe by picking up traits from here and there, maybe through personal creativity. "...

    "Things change. Ideas change. Attitudes change. Certainties become nuanced. With the passage of time, an earlier burning issue reduces to smouldering, and finally there’s scarcely a trace of the old inflammatory situation."...

    "". . .“the wise attitude towards desire consists in accepting its four types: physiological, cultural, interpersonal, and divine. The point is not to oppose them to one another or to do away with the lower forms, but to respect their hierarchy. ""...

    "But a bigger part of me is very happy with this multifaceted film that explores issues of a Church of ideas and a Church of people (or dogma versus social gospel), and of the possibility of civil discourse in our fractured times"...

    "It has become so difficult nowadays to tell or detect or perceive truth in the public arena, where the future of humanity and our planet are at issue."...

    "These are intimate affairs where the Pope speaks without the intervention of diplomatic and theological experts. So what comes through is a sense of his genuine, unvarnished thinking and pastoral attitude."...

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