Archbishop Oscar Romero will soon be declared a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Long recognized as a candidate worthy of sainthood by popular acclaim, the Vatican has made moves to officially canonize Romero, that is, to formally recognize him as a saint. Pope Francis, a Latin American and a champion of the poor, has […]

Kindness meters enable us to ignore the presence of those in need The city of Saint John recently installed “kindness meters.” The idea is that those who do not want to respond directly to panhandlers can instead make a small donation of a few coins in something resembling a parking meter. The problem is that […]