a "must read"
An excellent piece today by John Allen, on the late Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo, the cantankerous but certainly heroic and probably saintly Father Giuseppe Puglisi, the Church and the Mafia in Sicily. Definitely worth a read.
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Dec. 14, 2006 4:56 PM ET USA
Puglisi knew something about what it meant to love the Church: "We can, we must criticize the church when we feel it doesn’t respond to our expectations, because it’s absolutely right to seek to improve it. But we should always criticize it like a mother, never a mother-in-law."
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Dec. 14, 2006 4:33 PM ET USA
Inspirational! The American hierarchy should hire a seasoned US prosecutor, one with experience in busting organized crime, to go after the malcontents in the US hierarchy who've been stonewalling and... Oh, nevermind.
Posted by: Tominellay -
Dec. 14, 2006 1:05 PM ET USA
May we all live long enough to become the heroes and saints we are called to be...