Facing Squarely the Spiritual Roots of Contemporary Violence

Posted November 22, 2017 5:51 pm by Michel Therrien

Facing Squarely the Spiritual Roots of Contemporary Violence

Whenever we undergo another mass shooting or terrorist attack, I am struck by the stampede of blame that ensues in the media. The question that always surfaces for me in these moments is this: do we know how to make sense of such evil acts in this age of relativism? It has become commonplace to be outraged by seemingly random acts of violence, and cast blame all around, and yet not have any clue how it is that our world has come to such a point as this.
Events such as the church shooting in Texas or the recent terrorist attack

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