Most of us lead busy, hectic lives, but we still care deeply about helping others. In only a few minutes of a single day, you can make a difference in the world. Here are some practical suggestions from Karen Jones, founder of the organization Benevolent Planet, that are easy to fit into your day.
Transcript of the March 31, 2002 "Meet the Press" with guests: Ray Flynn, former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican; Father Richard McBrien, Univ. of Notre Dame; Father John McCloskey, Catholic Information Center; Father Donald Cozzens, former Vicar of Priests, Cleveland, OH; Father Thomas DOyle, former canon lawyer.
"The Inquiry wishes to acknowledge its debt to the courageous people who spoke about experiences of abuse. Without exception the witnesses who attended the hearings impressed the Inquiry with their dignity and clarity. Many offered an invaluable insight into the nature and extent of the problem and the lasting trauma it can cause. It would not have been possible to produce this Report without their cooperation and help." Ferns Report, p. 4.
T he words joy and hope appear twice in the first three lines of “Gaudium et Spes,” as do the words grief and anguish. The document is one of the last four passed and promulgated on Dec. 7, 1965, by the bishops at the Second Vatican Council. The quoted words were reflections of the mood and content of the debates at the end of the third session, which I attended late in 1964.