"It is troubling how many people expect applause, recognition, when they have not even begun to learn an art or craft. Instant success is the order of the day; 'I want it now!' I wonder whether this is not part of our corruption by machines. Machines do things very quickly and outside the natural rhythm of life, and we are indignant if a car doesn't start at the first try. So the few things that we still do, such as cooking (though there are TV dinners!), knitting, gardening, anything at all that cannot be hurried, have a very particular value." (May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude, W W Norton, 1973, 15.)

Response to the Vatican Questionnaire

Michael Whelan SM

JMichaelWhelanIn November 2013 the Vatican sent out the "Preparatory Document" for the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and the Family. That document contained a questionnaire. The response to that questionnaire by Michael Whelan can be donwloaded here.

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