Love + Violence = Passion

By: Paul Elie

The run of readings from Matthew’s Gospel—and an English-language rendition of the "St. Matthew Passion" on the stereo—put Caravaggio’s Calling of St. Matthew in mind; and an invitation to write this post for the Cornerstone blog led me to think about Caravaggio, and religious freedom, and the Passion narrative, in ways that seem to me to suit the day and the hour.

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