A journal of academic theology

From the Editor’s Desk – April 2021

Among the painful lessons of our COVID era is the reminder that however vulnerable sociality may be to the caprice of external forces, it always remains fundamental to our condition. We need relationships: the intimate bonds of friendship and closely-knit communities; the casually-sustained familiarity of good acquaintances; and the unpredictable resonances of quotidian encounters. We need relationships—good and life-giving ones. The human person, Pope Francis reminds us, “grows more, matures more and is sanctified more to the extent that he or she enters into relationships” (Laudato Si’, 240).
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