"If we take a more living and more Christian perspective we find in ourselves a simple affirmation which is not of ourselves. It simply is. In our being there is a primordial yes that is not our own; it is not at our own disposal; it is not accessible to our inspection and understanding; we do not even fully experience it as real (except in rare and unique ' is something they never advert to at all. It is in fact absolutely unconscious, totally forgotten. Basically, however, my being is not an of Being itself, irrespective of my own choices. "Where do 'I' come in? Simply in uniting the 'yes' of my own freedom with the 'yes' of Being that already is before I have chosen to choose." [Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, Image Books, 1968/1989, 266]

Archbishop Says Non-traditional Families Deserve Mercy

3006cupich 22472artthumb.jpgIn a 15-minute homily, Archbishop Cupich, who Pope Francis has appointed a delegate to the upcoming Synod on the Family, said bishops and other Catholics should avoid “absolutising one particular era” by remembering the richness and diversity of their faith. Read more.