Card. George on America’s blind spot.
Last week, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago delivered a homily at the Catholic Theological Union in which he candidly explained why he thinks the world casts a suspicious eye on the United States. Cathleen Falsani reports:
“The world distrusts us not because we are rich and free. Many of us
are not rich and some of us aren’t especially free. They distrust us
because we are deaf and blind, because too often we don’t understand
and make no effort to understand,” he said.
“We have this cultural proclivity that says, ‘We know what is best
and if we truly want to do something, whether in church or in society,
no one has the right to tell us no.’ That cultural proclivity, which
defines us in many ways, has to be surrendered, or we will never be
part of God’s kingdom.”
Persuasive stuff. Here’s a link to the full homily.