Sunday, April 09, 2006

Always Open All Of Your Mail

I get lot's of stuff in the mail that I don't recognize right off the bat. I attend some pretty diverse lectures. I recieve mailings from the Cambridge Forum, Ford Hall, the Bostonian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Republican party, local public television and radio sponsored events. But still I was surprised to see something from Anti-Defamation League, New England Region. I flipped it over and there was the Cardinal.....perplexing! Well, he's not my favortite person in light of the parish closings and his treatment of my I was about to flip it into the trash..........when for some reason I opened it. The event the mailing was promoting was the Tishler Confronting Anti Semitism Award. This award recognizes the "everyday heroes" who speak out against anti-Semitism, whose actions resonate far beyond their own communities and whose beliefs and principles are examples for us all. This years winner?

One of my absolute favorite people in the world -

Father Daniel Mahoney, St. Francis de Sales, Charlestown, MA!!!!

Way to go Father! I will be there to celebrate this award with you. To cheer long and loud. You deserve this and every other possible good thing.

Lesson - open all your mail.


Anonymous said...

Nice story about Fr. Mahoney. Alot of name dropping at the beginning of the post.

BostonMaggie said...

You are still grounded.

C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

When priests defend Israel, it makes me feel better about all the other 'issues' we have in the American Catholic Church. Now I have to do some more research too make sure I understand where Ft Mahoney stands on other issues. That's an oxymoron isn't it? No priest should have political views, correct? I wish the ones in my church did not. Great post.

Thanks Maggie