Monday of the Second Week of Easter
“…you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes;
so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”Jn 3:8
A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHARITY
185. Charity needs the light of the truth that we constantly seek. “That light is both the light of reason and the light of faith”, and does not admit any form of relativism. Yet it also respects the development of the sciences and their essential contribution to finding the surest and most practical means of achieving the desired results. For when the good of others is at stake, good intentions are not enough. Concrete efforts must be made to bring about whatever they and their nations need for the sake of their development.
They became priests to serve you and help you to grow spiritually.Bishop Patrick J. Zurek
When Bishop Zurek wrote his letter to St. Mary’s Cathedral, was he using charity with the light of the truth that we constantly seek and with which our priests are helping us to grow?
Was his condemnation of “the few” based on objective shepherding, or was it based on his own personal perspective of protecting his priests at all costs because he knew where “the few” were coming from?
Why instead, did he not listen to, “the sound” ,”the few” were making about a developing crisis at the Cathedral, and accept their essential contribution to finding the surest and most practical means of achieving the desired results?
So now, where did “the few” go? Is Bishop Zurek ensuring that his priests are serving them and helping them “to grow spiritually”? For when the good of others is at stake, good intentions are not enough. Concrete efforts, like removing A Reflection of Christian Life from the diocesan website, must be made to bring about whatever “the few” and our diocese needs for the sake of our development. Failing to do so is living “a one-way faith, a faith that receives but does not give, a faith that accepts the gift but does not give it in return.”