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We are finding it ever harder to pass on our faith to our children. Perhaps the major reason for this is that today energy and wisdom are too separated from each other. What is meant by that?
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Shortly after ordination, doing replacement work in a parish, I found myself in a rectory with a saintly old priest. He was over 80, nearly blind, but widely sought out and respected, especially as a confessor.
In much of North America and Western Europe, we live in an intellectual climate that is somewhat anti-Church and anti-clerical. In intellectual circles it is fashionable today to bash both Roman Catholicism and evangelical Protestantism.
The Olympics have just ended. I wasn't able to watch much of them, but did see the highlights most nights. What a curious, paradoxical mixture of things these games are.
A couple of months ago, I wrote a column suggesting that we still have many misconceptions about suicide (WCR, Aug. 21). Among other things, I stated that many, perhaps most, people who die from suicide are, in the real meaning of those terms, not morally or otherwise responsible for their own deaths but are victims of a disease, not unlike cancer or heart failure.