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 pastor....so 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.