Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lord, give us the grace to be "useful to the Gospel"

What applies to individuals can apply just as easily to institutions and organizations. The more that Catholic universities or hospitals mute their religious identity, the more that Catholic social ministries weaken their religious character, the less “Catholic” they are, the less useful to the Gospel they become.

From an address by Archbishop Chaput to the Catholic Social Workers National Association, in June 2011, and published on First Things. And in case you've missed it, Archbishop Chaput was named today the next bishop of Philadelphia.

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