Sunday, March 13, 2005

Computer stuff and American violence

I am still without my own computer but have access to a neighboring Paulist who is conveniently away and I am getting my problem solved (I hope). Meanwhile, I interviewed a candidate for the Paulist Novitiate and hope the new class turns out well and even numerous. These are sparse days for vocations but our vocation director, Fr Ed Nowak, is doing an outstanding job and finding people while encouraging all interested. Meanwhile, the violence in Atlanta, and in Wisconsin, is truly awful and very strange. I really believe that our culture does 2 relevant harms: 1) glorifies violence as a solution to all kinds of problems and 2) Places pressure on troubled people who snap with or without drug/alcohol abuse. Wrong? Other factors?