“Momma always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.”
“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance – it is not.
It is suffering from tolerance.
Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos.
Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted
as it is overrun with the broadminded.
The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision.
It is a silent acquiescence to evil.
The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.”
~Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
Continue reading “that’s all i have to say about that” →
I have been so grateful to be in Arizona this month.
Especially because the desert – a place of preparation & purification – has been very fitting as we’ve entered the Lenten Season.
Traditionally, the desert has been a place of preparation & purification for Abraham, Moses, Jesus and so many others in our Sacred Tradition.
Why? Because what is in the desert?
“Not a whole lot!”
(Said a kind priest to me recently.)
Continue reading “at the well” →
I am a Pennsylvanian.
I am a Roman Catholic.
I am a member of one of the 6 Dioceses’ named in the recently released grand-jury report.
And every time I am with the reality of evil which lies within this report, both my prayer and my God take me to one thing… Continue reading “agony” →