Fears and Shadows in Troubling Times

Giandomenico Mucci, SJ

 Giandomenico Mucci, SJ / Church Thought / 1 November 2019

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When solid foundations and ideal ends are lacking, when religious values are confused with the tranquillizers of life and the sublimation of desires, when the fragmentation of knowledge without a higher Bildung leads to disorientation in people and society that jeopardizes the very possibility of establishing the most basic criteria of the good and the just, humanity feels “lost” and prey to “an indefinite anxiety over the immediate tomorrow.”[1] The widespread uncertainty over social and political, domestic and international issues contributes to the experience of precariousness and impotence.

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