I am not Catholic by religion. I hold with no organized religion. I understand and believe religion to be a good facet of social endeavor.
As Einstein quoted.. ‘for any man to portend to be objective is an absurdity’.. this has never held truer than those confused in their own guilt. Guilt from actions of others.. including those who create paths for folks to dump their psychological baggage.. including constituents own lack of action and guts when facing political presumption and stupidities.. it helps to remember ‘the depth of manipulative action that comes with unlimited resource’.
Having been alive during the time Cardinal Mahoney is charged with failing his parishioners I must wonder.. what would any have him do?
Any social place or position has common opinion of a traitor or rat..
If he truly believes the mandates of the Catholic Church confession and penance make it right.
I heard the rant of a women on network television.. ‘it ruined my life.. I was made to think it was my fault’.. this sounds like.. probably is.. the work of a parish priest speaking to parents.. ‘protecting the church’.
My first thought was for the woman.. it went something like this..
‘to extend that negative action to this time is useless.. futile and you deserve better.. cut it loose.. let it go.. it is not your sickness unless you make it so’..
Nitpicking redundancy will change nothing. It simply extends the actions bad example.
We have so much to do. Last night I heard something refreshing.. a good thing.. About 18 million African children are alive for work of one charity.. another 43 million have education available from the same resource.
This good comes right in line with the work of Steve Pincus PhD/Harvard/ professor at Yale. He published his thesis in trilogy.. a sound research proving among other things, the world has statistically never been more peaceful.. and why.
It is folly to look to the past with an eye for anything save knowledge. Useless concepts of revenge are long since overshadowed by the very real presence of Karma.. ‘goes around comes around’ and the natural order of a primal mammal.
It is to study.. learn from.. and at most add to.. life has immutable rules which must be respected and can only be added to.. An old saying which applies.. ‘To err is human.. to forgive is divine’ Alexander Pope 1688-1744.. Peace Tony