A different kind of Easter
EASTER was traditionally a time for introspection, penitence, redemption and eventual renewal. At another time we would be aware of its arrival because of the rites and rituals that traditionally attend its coming.
These are different times, however. It is telling that we have come to a place where we have been told to look to the banks for "forgiveness," and it fell to the Dalai Lama recently to remind us that we are more than an economy, and that values are not something solely attached to the material.
There are those who might welcome the fact that the pulpit of the Catholic Church no longer casts such an imposing shadow over our society. There are others who might also argue that the baby has been thrown out with the bath-water.