Our Wounded Body Politic
Frank Regan, the former editor of Renew, the magazine of Catholics for a Changing Church, shares his gloomy picture of the UK and the rest of the world.
This winter of 2022-23 has shaken our society and awakened us to a situation in which the lives and welfare of millions of our fellow citizens are seriously at risk. As one who professes to be a follower (not a worshipper) of Jesus of Nazareth, I hear constantly in my heart words of his which I consider to be his most beautiful: “I have come that you have life, and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10).
He did not come to found a new religion. He came to share our lives, to tell us that we are loved and together we can make life like a kingdom of peace, justice and joy (Romans 14:17). Today’s situation is in danger of being one of death in abundance, a low hallmark of what it is like to live between hope and despair today in the sixth largest economy on the planet. See more…