15 April 2021, The Tablet

Eastertide reflection: Coming home from Emmaus

Eastertide reflection: Coming home from Emmaus

Detail from Christ on the Road to Emmaus, an eighteenth-century American painting
CNS/ courtesy National Gallery of Art


Many Catholics are deeply scandalised by the Church’s complicity in the sexual abuse scandal. Young people feel the Church is out of touch, against women, against gay ­people. They want out. There is a story about a similar moment of disillusionment. It is our story too. Two disciples flee to Emmaus just after Easter.

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