Running into Girard at The Lamp
I apologize that this is behind a paywall; I promise this is not an advertisement for The Lamp any more than I read it and think it highly worthwhile.
Fr. Anthony Lusvardi writes an insightful essay on the current trend of public apologies. He doesn’t take away from the need for taking responsibility for past actions, but he does a great job placing the act of public apology within the context of Girard’s scapegoat. There is a public apology that takes responsibility, and another that seeks out evidence of great historical victimizations to obscure our own individual sins. I am glad to have so encountered Fr. Lusvardi and will be more attentive to his writings in the future.