"Let unity, the greatest good of all goods, be your preoccupation." - St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to St. Polycarp)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

True Ecumenicism: A Photo

Eighty-year old Catholic priest Fr. Norman Weslin, flanked and supported by two Baptist pastors, shortly before he was arrested. (Notre Dame University, Friday, May 15, 2009)

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Skyrim Geek said...

Very beautiful. It was even more beautiful to hear Scarborough nearly break into tears when one asked him how he felt about what he had just witnessed.

You're right. True Ecumenicism, indeed.

George Weis said...



NCSue said...

It appears to me that these Baptist pastors are holding up the arms of the priest as he carried a cross. Doesn't this remind you a bit of Exodus 17:

Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.