By Jeanette Arnquist

arnquistjeanetteIt is imperative that no one...indulge in a merely individualistic morality. The best way to fulfill one’s obligations of justice and love is to contribute to the common good according to one’s means and the needs of others, and also to promote and help public and private organizations devoted to bettering the conditions of life.

Gaudium et Spes (“The Church in the Modern World”), Vatican II, 1965 #30

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By Jeanette Arnquist

arnquist_jeanette“Therefore, the primary and fundamental mission of the Church is to be a ‘field hospital,’ a place of healing, mercy and forgiveness, and to be the source of hope for all suffering, the desperate, the poor, the sinners, and the discarded.” – Pope Francis

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By Jeanette Arnquist

 Imagine this. You are a grandparent and you are with your six-year-old granddaughter. You have had a long day – the zoo, shopping, the circus. Now you are both hungry and tired. You stop into a café on the way home. The granddaughter orders her favorite from the children’s menu. Chicken tacos or mac and cheese. You order something that appeals to adults. Steak or roast. You order a beer, your granddaughter a milk. The food comes and you grab her milk and guzzle it down and then wolf down her food. Then you eat your own, too. 

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