Friday greetings from Windsor, Connecticut. Flew to Logan in Boston earlier today and drove down here through torrents of rain.
Looking over the comments over the past few days, as well as reading comments about the new communion guidelines in the Diocese of Phoenix, as well as escalating discussions about the new translation, I am becoming more saddened by the divisions that exist among us.
The late Cardinal Bernardin's Common Ground initiative called for open dialogue among various "factions" in the hope of arriving at some kind of common ground.
In the midst of what I am perceiving as a deepening polarization among us, what is our common ground? I can't help but echo something that I learned long ago and is embedded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 65:
"Christ, the Son of God made man, is the Father's one, perfect and unsurpassable Word. In him he has said everything; there will be no other word than this one."
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.