"True partnership means giving goes in both directions, even if we don’t realize it at first. Kindness creates connections, and sustained generosity builds communities if it is based on just relations."...

"As I recall this time in my life, I thank God for all the beautiful moments in between. I guess that is a part of growing older; remembering the times that have gone before. They are not all pleasant but they are all worthy of remembering."...

"A prophet is not sent by a king or by a high priest. A prophet is sent by God to speak truth to power – to kings and priests". ...

"Let us be mindful of the needs of those we know who could use a visit, a phone all or perhaps a ‘thinking of you’ card. These simple gestures will bring joy to every lonely heart."...

Moving forward I have many hopes for the future. First, for the Catholic Church, that it would be open to listen to the stories and struggles of gay persons. . . . Gay and lesbian people need to have a place in the Church that is welcoming and non-judgmental. Second, my hope for my own son and all gay and lesbian persons is that they will come to know God’s love for them and seek out a welcoming Catholic Church." ...

"The human person is a mysterious combination of good and evil. On the one hand, there is Saint Bernadette, and on the other hand there are the perpetrators of genocide. We need to pay attention to both aspects because if we reflect carefully we can find them also in ourselves. "...

In the first of a new series, Fr. Monty opens his files to answer questions people ask a priest....

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