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  • The blog header depicts an important and yet mis-understood New Testament scene, Jesus flogging the money-changers out of the temple. I selected it because the faith that gives us consolation can also make us very uncomfortable. Both Divine Mercy and Divine Justice meet in Jesus. Priests are ministers of reconciliation, but never at the cost of truth. In or out of season, we must be courageous in preaching and living out the Gospel of Life. The title of my blog is a play on words, not Flogger Priest but Blogger Priest.

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We Need Cool Heads & Forgiving Hearts

Even after reading this article I remain somewhat confused about what happened. Theoretically speaking, both slavery and abortion involves a devaluation of human personhood and dignity. It may be that the discussion was over the heads of the children and that it became overly heated and too personal. The fact that the right to life position of the Church must be sustained in all our parishes and schools should not be interpreted as partisan or ethnically insensitive. The Gospel of Life is essential to our proclamation of the faith and our accompanying discipleship.

I would urge prayer for all the children, their families, the school teachers and administrators and the good priest.

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