Category: Loneliness Today

Loneliness Today, Part IX: Conclusion

So far in the “Loneliness Today” series we’ve had eight installments looking at different facets of the phenomena of loneliness and social isolation in the Church and the world today: The youth encounter in Tokyo last fall Loneliness among the...

Loneliness Today, Part IX: Conclusion

Loneliness Today, Part VIII: Loneliness and Solitude

The previous installment of “Loneliness Today” touched on the potential spiritually beneficial aspects of loneliness. It discussed the literary or symbolic place (topos) of the “desert” and cited Simone Weil’s controversial assertion that Christianity seeks a supernatural use for suffering...

Loneliness Today, Part VIII: Loneliness and Solitude

Loneliness Today, Part V: The Uncoupled

When Pope Francis promulgated the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in 2016, much of its teaching was widely ignored in favor of what would become years of arguing over a single footnote that potentially opens the sacraments to some Catholics who...

Loneliness Today, Part V: The Uncoupled