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The Very Rev. Robert Aaron Wessman, G.H.M., is the vicar general (first vice president) and director of formation for the Glenmary Home Missioners. He is a guest lecturer at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and he serves on the editorial board of the journal Review for Religious.
Joanne Pereira sings the closing hymn during Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va., on Nov. 27, 2011. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)
FaithShort Take
Robert Aaron Wessman, G.H.M.
Recognizing and celebrating diversity does not threaten unity in the church. Instead, it strengthens the ability of evangelizers to embrace people on the margins of society.
Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory gives Autiyonna Johnson her first Communion as a new Catholic during the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on April 3, 2021. (CNS photo/Andrew Biraj, Catholic Standard)
FaithShort Take
Robert Aaron Wessman, G.H.M.
The Covid pandemic has reminded us of the importance of placing the concerns of the community before our own as individuals. So why would we view the reception of the Eucharist as a private matter?