Tuesday, 29 July 2008

"Forty years I have endured that generation..."

"The memories are not forgotten; they are painful . . . They inhabit the whirlwind where God's wrath dwells. In 1968 something terrible happened in the Church. Within the ministerial priesthood ruptures developed everywhere among friends which never healed. And the wounds continue to affect the whole Church. The dissent, together with the leaders' manipulation of the anger they fomented, became a supreme test. It changed fundamental relationships within the Church."...James Francis Cardinal Stafford, Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

Read it all, here.

1 comment:

onionboy said...

Thanks for this V.C. I read it in full and have linked to it via my blog also.