Saturday, June 29, 2002

sorry about missing last night; I didn't have the fortitude to fight with a recalcitrant Blogger after doing the grocery shopping.

for this morning, the celebration of SS Peter and Paul, a little essay by Peter Maurin, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker, on the role of bishops and of us.


1. The Holy Father
appoints a man
named a Bishop
to a seat - a cathedra.

2. From that seat - cathedra
the Bishop
teaches the truth
to all men
so the truth
may make them free.

3. But some people
are Bishop-shy.

4. They are Bishop-shy
because they are
hungry, shivering, or sleepy.

5. They must be
fed, clothed, and sheltered
before they will consent
to come to listen
to Christ's Bishop.

6. To feed, clothe, and shelter them
at a personal sacrifice
is to participate
in the Bishop's apostolate.

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