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GAUDIUM ET SPES

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Apr 29, 2004

Despite the dire tones of the doomsday prophets here and elsewhere who often seem fixated on the notion that Church and State are both going to hell in a handbasket, there actually are signs of the prophesied Renewal. A wave of Eucharistic piety is sweeping the ranks of the Congress of the United States.

I understand Ted Kennedy is going to introduce a bill designating St Peter Julian Eymard as patron saint of Congress (although I am cynically wondering if he's just trying to thwart the chances of Dominic Savio).

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 30, 2004 3:25 PM ET USA

    It would seem to me that "Catholic" politicians are attempting to define Catholicism according to arbitrary terms. They can grotsesquely attempt to characterize their own warped positions as "Catholic" with or without the approval of cowardly bishops, but it will do no good. In the words of Padre Pio "If a man thinks hard enough about being a bull, will he grow horns?"

  • Posted by: - Apr. 30, 2004 11:42 AM ET USA

    "I have not gotten to the stage where I'm comfortable in denying the Eucharist," said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington. I think I've spotted the problem: The cardinal thinks his job and the Faith are supposed to be "comfortable."

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