Correcting One Another

Let’s think about Christian correction. At what point is one Christian allowed to seek to correct another? Who is allowed to do so? From where does the moral authority  to correct come? What correction mean within a hierarchical and apostolic church? What does it mean in the life of a lay person? Can the willfully ignorant, willfully dismissive, or willfully disruptive person be corrected or do they need to be tolerated within the congregation? Or do they need to leave?

America Magazine, a publication of the American Jesuits, offers a springboard for this reflection in the article “Christian Correction.”