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Silk on +Lustiger and Jewish Identity


Mark Silk at RNS has some interesting observations on the showing of a film about Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish convert who became Archbishop of Paris, at a recent Jewish film festival. Cardinal Lustiger was not a man after my own heart, except on the way he refused to renounce his Jewish identity. Even in death: Before his body was carried into the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris for the funeral, Jewish prayers were recited over his coffin. (At 14:00 in the video below.)

Bishop Morlino & the Mandatum


Pope Francis has called our Church to go to the peripheries of life and be ambassadors of God’s mercy there. On Tuesday, a group of bishops went to the periphery of the U.S., literally, celebrating a Mass a few feet from the fence that divides the U.S. from Mexico. They prayed for those who have lost their lives trying to cross the border. They pleaded for Congress to pass humane immigration reform. It is too soon to know if their actions will have a political effect, but every Latino Catholic understood that whatever the U.S.

Dear Speaker Boehner


Dear Speaker Boehner,

I know you are a busy man, but I hope you will take the time to read the text of Cardinal O’Malley’s sermon yesterday at the Mass at the Border. You can find the full text posted here.

Preaching upon the Gospel text of the parable of the Good Samaritan, Cardinal O’Malley said:


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