Friday, February 10, 2006

You Gotta Be Cruel To Be Kind

"There's going to be some letting go, but sometimes we have to let go to go forward."

The above quote is from Rev. Michael P. Jacques, pastor of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, regarding The Archdiocese of New Orleans and its closing 7 of its parishes, temporarially merging about 20, and consolodating or changing many of its 107 schools. This is going to be a tough step for many New Orleanians, but like the other changes that are currently being discussed this will be a positive for the long-term health of the Catholic Church in New Orleans.
If only our politicians could muster this kind of sacrifice for the better of their community.

Via: Hurricane Katriana Aftermath.

1 comment:

relievedebtor said...

speak the truth in love. The church is called to do it and sometimes does it. The government rarely does it if a few votes can be won with half-truths and lies.