Credit, Where Its Due

Stephen considers the tension between action and patience in view of the wait for the McCarrick report and the coronavirus.

“Waiting patiently (or impatiently, as the case may be) has been part of this crisis in our Church for decades. It is an interesting subject for spiritual reflection to ponder the tension between zeal for genuine reform, on the one hand, and patience with the frustrating pace of renewal on the other. A great deal of damage has been done to the Church by those who were impatient for reform, and a lot of evil has befallen the Church because the faithful were too timid or complacent or deferential.”

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