By Fr. Miguel A. Bernad, sj
There are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of photograph of the beautiful and popular Princess Diana. Many of them bring out the beauty of her face. Not all of them are edifying, for it must be admitted that the Princess did not live a blameless life. She herself admitted having been unfaithful to her marriage vows. This, and the seemingly mad pursuit of pleasure (including the questionable relationships with the playboy who died with her) call into question the seriousness with which she took her essential roles as a wife and as a mother.
And yet, this seemingly pleasure-loving and apparently irresponsible woman was also involved with very serious concerns. Among other things, her crusade against landmines; her efforts to help find cure for AIDS; her concern for abandoned and suffering children.