Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion



Social and Political Charity

176. For many people today, politics is a distasteful word, often due to the mistakes, corruption and inefficiency of some politicians. There are also attempts to discredit politics, to replace it with economics or to twist it to one ideology or another. Yet can our world function without politics? Can there be an effective process of growth towards universal fraternity and social peace without a sound political life?[157]

There are few people in my life with whom I can talk or argue politics and religion, and none (since the passing of Msgr. Waldow) that I can debate the politics of religion in the Diocese of Amarillo. My bishop has written me off as being “restless”, or fallen into ideologies such as “rugged individualism” or “Cancel Culture”, and thus removed me from parish and diocesan ministries.

You no doubt have heard of or perhaps even read the now infamous accusations against myself, your Rector and the associate Rector. These were obviously made by ‘a few’, emphasis on a few, souls that appear to be quite restless.

Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life, A Letter to St. Mary’s Cathedral

Am I being “canceled”? Was it because of my blogs about Bishop’s Zurek’s homilies for Palm Sunday and the Chrism Mass that last night’s Holy Thursday Mass that was suppose to , “BEGIN SHORTLY”, never began at all? Is this some “form of misunderstanding, hostility or outright persecution”?

Whatever the answers to those questions are; I have to believe that this is a good state to be in on this “Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion”!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: