16Jan Columban should be the patron saint of a united Europe

Sean McDonagh SSC sketches the life of Columban, praised by EU founder Robert Schumann as 'the patron saint of all those who seek to build a united Europe' (first published in the RITE & REASON column of the Irish Times, 15 January 2013).

16Jan Swiss abbot urges changes in how bishops are selected

Christa Pongratz-Lippitt reports  the views of the abbot of Switzerland's second-most important monastery on how bishops should be chosen, given their pivotal role in the Church (first published in the 15 January issue of the National Catholic Reporter).

16Jan 16 January, 2013. Wednesday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

Like us in all things but sin