MAUREEN DOWD: Giving God’s gift of mercy
Published 12/26/2012, New York Times
When my friend Robin was dying, she asked me if I knew a priest she could talk to who would not be, as she put it, “too judgmental.” I knew the perfect man, a friend of our family, a priest conjured up out of an old black-and-white movie, the type who seemed not to exist anymore in a Catholic Church roiled by scandal.Word count: 1066
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