"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

So... Eminence, are you able to exercise the duties of your office?

"This is way beyond my field." Cardinal Mahoney
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The LA Cardinal was actually answering another question - but this works too.

4 comments:

  1. Honestly, I was expecting him to say it was "above his paygrade." Blech.

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  2. Oh, dear, loving Baby Jesus!
    Give the Cardinals, bishops, priests and religious the courage, fortitude, and strength to be the "signs of Your Kingdom". Amen.

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  3. "Blessed is the servant who has faith in the clergy who live uprightly according to the norms of the Roman Church. And woe to those who look down upon them; for even though they may be sinners, none the less no one is to judge them since the Lord alone reserves judgement on them to Himself. For inasmuch as their ministry is freater in that it concerns the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which they receive and which they alone administer to others, so those who sin against them commit a greater sin than [if they sinned] against all other people of this world."

    -Francis

    [I need to read this more often.]

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  4. Me too Thom! Thanks. Pray for me.

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