25Oct “a never finished conversion”

Dublin diocese website carried the  Homily notes of Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin on the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman.
"A Catholicism of self-defined certainties will lead eventually to a doubt about all certainties and thus to emptiness. A Catholicism of self-defined certainties and self-importance led to an authoritarian and harsh Irish Catholicism, with  consequences we know only too well."
"I am astonished at the content and tone of daily messages on social media by Catholic pundits on the left and the right that are anything but kindly.  There are those who spend all day attacking and responding and feeling that in this they are defending the integrity of Church teaching.  The kindly light will never be defended by nastiness and bitterness."

25Oct 25 October, 2019. Friday of Week 29

"Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?" Paul offers an existential view of hope. He describes his struggless not with calm detachment but in the emotional language of his own complicated self...