Behold the Man

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the loss of a sense of sin in the modern world, and the Crucified Christ who is the antidote:

“It’s sometimes said, though perhaps not often enough, that one of the evils of our day is the loss of a sense of sin. Pope Pius XII famously said as much in a radio address to catechists in 1946. Pope Francis has echoed this same thought more than once, comparing the hypocrisy of some Christians to King David, who was blind to his own sin until the prophet Nathan brought it before his eyes: ‘You are the man!'”