Father Michael Doyle, who died on November 4 at his parish house in Camden, New Jersey, infused his Christianity with his goodness. That goodness showed us what it means to live a life of faith.
Chris, this is the most beautiful tribute to Father Michael Doyle. "I've failed...nicely" Thank you for sharing your memories of him. Reading this brought tears to my eyes.
People celebrate Mother Theresa but how many others deserve to be raised up for their dedication to the poor -- especially those in our midst? This story is both gut-wrenching and inspiring. I have shared it on my social media.
Thank you Chris, to have the courage, energy and motivation to keep writing.
I never heard of him before. Thanks for posting. It’s inspiring!
Like Pope Francis, this priest is an anomaly in an organization that has materially aided the forced birth movement succeed, opposes birth control and dooms millions thereby to misery and early death. Francis is both a trained scientist and grew up in the Latin American church, and knows how rotten it and its core is. Another Francis is unlikely.
Jesus was demoted to an assistant of the pontifex maximus when Christianity became the official Roman religion -- which brought centuries of misery, ignorance, mindless persecution and backwardness to the relatively tolerant "pagan" civilization it replaced with "Christendom.'
It's quite obvious that Christians have, for the most part -- rejected what Jesus taught as too expensive, impractical or not a good career move.
Frankly -- if Jesus reappeared -- these forces would have to get him killed again.
Change will not arrive via the messengers of peace, only with struggle and the overthrow of the system and the elimination of its structures, defenders and leaders. The deaths and tragedies that will result from Dobbs will create a significant portion of the rage and fury required. Those gangs, now engaged in killing each other --need to be organized into armed revolutionary forces.
Possible weapons trickling on from the Ukrainian bazaar can make their way to places like Camden.
The world at large is awaiting the collapse and destruction of American capitalism and its gangrenous "order."
As always Thankyou. Shared.
Thank you for introducing us to Father Doyle in your writings and programs, and thank you for this noble sendoff. He was a true exemplar of the best of humanity, the kind of person our carnival of money seeks to erase. Thank you for digging your sand castle against that erasing tide.
Father Doyle was a very good man in an insane, mad world RIP
So beautiful thank you Chris Hedges
Very fine writing that makes me weep for the world.
An Earth Angel of the highest order, Father Doyle's achievements are nothing short of miraculous. Thank you for memorializing him in this deeply touching article.
Thank you, Chris !!
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You're a scary guy, Chris.