Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Model for Engaging the Culture War

Remarkable! But, yes, the LA Times blog "Babylon and Beyond" recently profiled Fr. Paul Shaughnessy, S.J. A good look into a tough priest, the likes of which we need in these troubling times. It is especially appropriate to call to mind the good and essential work done by our military chaplains as today is All Souls Day. The military chaplain, oftentimes, is the last person that a young man will see before meeting Christ. (Hat tip: Some Wear Clerics)
Some may also remember Fr. Shaughnessy's essay from the November 2000 issue of Catholic World Report entitled "The Gay Priest Problem." Priests like Fr. Shaughnessy are a reminder to Catholics--especially Catholic men--of the duty to wage and win the culture war. Part of that duty is having courage to go to the front lines of the battle.

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