Taking on Tough Topics for Lent


Late last week, I promised my editor and the bishop's office that I would read and review Bishop Loverde's pastoral letter. I promised to get right to it and turn it around over the weekend. Sure! No problem. It's a "letter," right? I never looked to see what the pastoral letter addressed. I agreed to write about it without ever opening the 80-page PDF to see the subject. As I committed my weekend to it, I didn’t even know it was 80 pages. Who writes 80 page letters? Oh, that's right. Catholic clerics do.

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