By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK
We’ve heard much pontificating for quite a few years now about “mercy,” “tenderness,” and “seeking the margins.” We’ve also been lectured on the necessity of making a “mess.” Many of us have listened and tried to put these counsels into practice. Some of us were apparently making a mess but didn’t know it.
And many of us have followed these papal urgings without at the same time marginalizing or brutalizing some at the expense of others. One would think that’s the Christian way of going about it. This is the wrong way of making a mess, apparently.