From April 20, 2019 (Holy Saturday)
This first appeared in the Journal on Holy Saturday in March 2016.
Haiti is seared with sadness. The poor are stuck in the long, lonely, dark Holy Saturday between the cross and the resurrection, enduring the immensity of waiting for something to change. In Haiti, the wealth of a few is built upon the poverty of many. The same is true in America. Wall Street gamed and inflated the housing bubble, stealing billions in the process while leaving millions of households in ruin, as countless Americans lost pay, jobs, homes, and savings. We need to return to the principle of the common good.