Winter 2012/13

Absent Fathers

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This issue − the last in our series on recovering origins−takes up that dimension of our coming to be which opens us up to the Origin of all origins. As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s said in 2000: “Human fatherhood gives us an anticipation of who God is. But when this fatherhood does not exist, when it is experienced only as a biological phenomenon, without its human and spiritual dimension, all statements about God the Father are empty. The crisis of fatherhood we are living today is an element, perhaps the most important, threatening man in his humanity.”

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