WHEN ROBERT KENNEDY was attorney general of the United States, he and his family frequently attended Sunday Mass in the auditorium of a large public high school in Arlington, Va.
A silver anniversary is evocative of endurance along (one hopes) with bearing fruit, bonding and blessings.
We pastors have been meeting in focus groups around the country, trying to cope with the stress and strains of pastoral leadership.
The Most Rev. Thomas V. Daily, bishop of Brooklyn, N.Y., recently wrote a lengthy pastoral letter on the current shortage of priests and the decline in the number of vocations.