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Cardinal Mahony Speaks of Being Humiliated

Cardinal Mahony Coat of Arms

Cardinal Roger Mahony has written on his blog that God is calling him to be disgraced and humiliated in the face of revelations from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles regarding his role in the priest sex abuse scandal. Given all of the storms that have surrounded me and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles recently, God’s […]

‘Bullying,’ Humiliations and Fortitude


It occurs to me that schools today are teaching about “bullying” much differently than when I was a kid. Back in the Seventies, we thought of “bullying” as either physical violence or the threat of physical violence. Today, “bullying” is considered to include the use of insults that hurt the feelings of others. I take […]

St Gemma on Humiliations


Humility is…”The moral virtue that keeps a person from reaching beyond himself. It is the virtue that restrains the unruly desire for personal greatness and leads people to an orderly love of themselves based on a true appreciation of their position with respect to God and their neighbors.”  Humility is a quality of all the […]