August 24, 2006

Within our own land, at the same time, sometimes in great poverty, in second-class citizenship and in the midst of other limitations, we Catholics were universally accredited with being lighthearted Christians. Now we appear to have become the grim ones, marked by an air of deadly earnestness and an appalling absence of the light touch. We seem almost overcome by the problems that face the world, the Church, and any Catholic alive and at work today.

- John Cardinal Wright, foreward to Illustrissimi

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