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Lay faithful should promote ‘Cardinal Parishes’ Print
Letters to the editor
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 -- 12:52 PM

To the editor:

Since the elections, there has been a great deal of analysis of what the bishops did or did not do, especially about pro-life issues, but the truth is: bishops do what the bishops do. Our job is to do what we are to do, which includes improving the spiritual opportunities and atmosphere of our parishes.

It is not as hard as it sounds. It is simply a matter of encouraging your parish to be a “Cardinal Parish,” one which sponsors Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Devotions, and the Parish Rosary Program (see

There is no greater work than to bring souls to Jesus. “We are called to be faithful, not successful” said Mother Teresa. As a new year approaches, I can’t imagine a better way to show Jesus that you love your neighbor than to do everything you can to make your parish a “Cardinal Parish.”

Patrick S. Hirzel, Battle Creek, Mich.