Thursday, April 04, 2002

Happy Birthday to our son Joseph today who has reached the age of 1. It is really incredible to watch a child grow and also watch them discover the wonders of the world and to rediscover it with him. He is truly a blessing for both his mother and me. He teaches us the grace of contemplating the world around us and also reminds us that we need to care for each other.

A Benedictine priest, a fellow conservative, who attended one of the same liberal seminaries that I did at about the same time wrote to tell me that he agrees with my assessment of the situation in regard to the current crisis. His letter also reminded me that it is really necessary to pray for priests. Please take a moment to do just that.