Tim Townsend, in The Wall Street Journal, discusses the need — and struggle — to offer forgiveness to the 9/11 terrorists. Interestingly, Townsend suggests that forgiveness is a way to stand against evil.
Peter J. Leithart, over at First Things, explores the state of religion and the nature of religious violence in a post-9/11 world. He argues that 9/11 might have caused a return of a massively powerful secular humanism that denied religion its place in the public square, but instead fueled a continued emphasis on religion.
Fr. James V. Schall explores how the mass is a ‘”gift of the Father.”
The blog Catholicity and Covenant explores the relation between the practice of liturgy and church attendance. The writer plays around with the idea that “the closer a service adheres to our liturgical history, the older and the smaller will be the congregation; the converse being the younger and larger the congregation in an Anglican parish, the further will be the service from that liturgical history.” In other words: High Church = Old and small; Low church = young and big.