Hang in there.
But then I turned the page and found two heartbreaking letters to the editor from Mr. Robert Heidrich in San Diego and Mr. Kevin O'Brien in Ohio. I was nearly brought to tears as I read their "resignation" from the church and the fight. They described what the church has become for so many good and faithful Catholics: a panicked institution that does not understand, care about or reflect the lived values, struggles and goodwill of its people--only of its bishops.
Pews are empty, collections down, and now people are publishing their despair and their leave-taking. I wish these men would stay and fight. They sound like good Catholics to me.
Hang in there, Messrs. Heidrich and O'Brien. It doesn't take a village--just one person, and I believe there is a leader of importance out there who didn't hand in his testosterone along with his brain.
(Fr.) EDWARD G. LAMBRO