Forgiveness — both seeking and offering it — is one of the great challenges of our Catholic faith. But it is also among its greatest treasures.
“We must love with our eyes open,” Canterbury’s Archbishop Justin Welby said last October. Saints, the Anglican leader advised, are people who are able to face and to confront “the entanglements of life.”
For 50 years, the fish fry at St. Benedict Parish in Blue Island has been helping Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent and supporting the parish at the same time.