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Thursday, March 26, 2009

A painful duty

I hate to do this, but some things can't be passed over in silence.

My own bishop, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, opens his most recent column for the archdiocesan newspaper with these words:
Only in story books do people live "happily ever after." The much more sobering and sad fact of real life is that we all make mistakes. None of us are perfect. We do not always live as we should. Each one of us can recognize in our lives moments of joy and sorrow, occasions of great acceptance and accomplishment as well as times of rejection and frustration. We are capable of marvelously good actions and we know that we also sin. We do not live happily ever after.
With all due respect, your Excellency, it should be, "None of us is perfect."