Wednesday, July 30, 2003

I watched Archbishop O'Malley's installation Mass today

and was impressed with the homily. His apology for the failures of the Church were heartfelt and uncompromising, and there was none of the passive voice so often found in such public apologies (mistakes were made). He preached Christ, and sprinkled the humor in his speech with profundity. Example: he told the joke about the new receptionist for the bishop who had to call him to say "There is a disturbed man out here who claims to be Jesus. What should I do?" "Look busy!" Archbishop O'Malley said "This story is worth a chuckle, but it hides truth: that poor mentally disturbed man is Christ in a very real way!" There was lots of good stuff like that. I hope he's up to the job in Boston.

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