Sunday, July 31, 2016
"It's our hope that our kids grow up to be other-oriented, selfless. And that doesn't just mean going to Calcutta like Mother Teresa. It's the way you treat the teller at Walmart and the guy in the car that's driving slowly in front of you and the person at work that rubs you the wrong way."
Excerpted from a family interview with South Bend Tribune writer Karen Rivers that appeared in her story "Local Catholics respond to the Pope's first letter" (7/20/2006). The story also featured the reactions of others to Benedict XVI's encyclical Deus Caritas Est, including our friends Brenna Cussen of the South Bend Catholic Worker and Amy Schlatterbeck of St. Pius X Parish in Mishawaka.