Hearing with Pentecost Ears: Pentecost was a miracle of hearing, of comprehension, of listening. That should give us pause in these days when so many people strain to shout their views at others, but seldom strive to listen.
Here Comes Nobody: It makes me sad to see the Catholic Church grow so uncatholic, intent on loyalty testing, mind control and heresy hunting. Rather than all-embracing, the church hierarchy has become all-constricting. (The last line is telling: “This is America. We don’t hunt heresies here. We welcome them.”)