Friday, October 19, 2007
I was flabbergasted by the news of our new Cardinals. Just the other day, we were wondering if dear Archbishop Foley would ever get a red hat. He was so kind to me when I was in Rome. And the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston! What a recognition of the life of the Church in the United States: the "power center" is no longer in the structures of power, but in the "insignificant," "lowly ones of the earth." This is what Mother Teresa insisted was her mission: not to change structures, but to serve people in their need. It seems to me that sending a red hat to Texas is a way of recalling the Church in the US to a pastoral mission that is really focused on people.
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 9:23 AM