Saturday, January 07, 2012


"don't try and make sense" (U2 - Numb, 1993)
this whole song doesn't make any sense, but this week, in the Catholic Church, many were tempted to feel just this - numb.  the scandal that has been Bp. Lahey has created many questions and doubts in people's minds and hearts.  at the same time, an auxiliary Bp. in LA recently sent in his letter of resignation due to the hidden family he had.  we pray for our brothers who have fallen, we pray harder for the victims.  though we may have many questions, holiness demands that we find our answer with God in Our Lord Jesus Christ.  as Our Father tells us, "listen to Him".

when all this was going on, i happened to be logged on to Twitter, watching - of all things - hashtag #HowGreatIsOurGod roll by!  beautiful!  while some are tempted into discouragement, depression, others continue to seek holiness.  not an easy road - as the Three Kings would tell us.  the journey, the pilgrimage home is difficult, sometimes impossible.  but God is with us, as we remember each and every Christmas.

also this week, a midst numbness for some, darkness to others, there is light in our Holy Father announcing 22 new Cardinals for the Universal Church - from the Archdiocese of Toronto, Most Rev. Thomas Collins, who i got to know somewhat being at the seminary when he arrived.  also, from the Archdiocese of New York, Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, who i've never met but enjoy his witness to the faith through XM Sirius Radio, and through one of the books i read a long time ago, Priests for the New Millennium.  congratulations to both, and to all.

where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.  let us pray for one another!  i'm glad to be walking with you all, my brothers and sisters - indeed, we are not meant to walk alone.  peace.

1 comment:

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