How many of your dark, inside secrets have made your heart break a little bit more every day? How many people tried to be part of your life, but you kept them in dark? How many times whe "The best way out is always through. How many times when someone got too close to you, did you push that person away?
On Friday Elizabeth Bruenig did some reporting and some commenting it was listed as an op-ed on the state of play regarding the Roman Catholic Church, scandal and cover-up. The last four paragraphs are very deep and very moving: How could I witness duplicity and complicity at the highest level of our diocese and not do something about it?
Faith and hope endure: This is why many Catholics are still rallying around transparency and truth, and still seem to believe that, in the end, goodness will prevail and the church will survive in a purified form.
But there is suffering, too, and defection and despair. The victim of a sexually abusive priest scoffed when I told him over the phone that I go to Mass at a parish not far from the one where he was molested.
I had to pause. My answer — yes — felt almost like an insult. I wonder how many more ordinary Catholics now find it hard, when similarly pressed, to say the same.
And the thought haunts me. Still there is a path forward, but it branches only after the point of pain. One path — the path of confession, accountability, repentance and healing, the path of full disclosure, willing self-sacrifice on behalf of Catholic leaders — leads to a damaged ground from which the church can nonetheless rebuild.
The other route — the path of continued omissions, lies, recalcitrance and cowardice, hiding behind nondisclosure agreements, and meting out reluctant, highly curated admissions — leads only further into a mire of mistrust and doubt. Only the truth can set them free.
That is just chock full of things to discuss — the nature of institutions, our role in and towards institutions, the nature of confession,…. Yet I cannot escape the fact that the circumstance is severely limited in both time and space.Just Listen Sarah Dessen By: Vanessa Keefe Annabel Greene is a girl who has it all - at least, that's how it seems on TV commercials.
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One of my favorite quotes is by Stephen Covey “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” I try to be so mindful of this.
To hear people with intention, to understand and not just simply to hear them.