For Christ and the Church

The late English Cardinal Basil Hume was fond of telling a story that is a very good illustration of what God’s love for us is like.  When he was a boy, Cardinal Hume’s parents had an image in the house of the Eye of Providence kind of the like the eye that is on top the pyramid on the back of a one dollar bill, except much larger.  They told their young son that this holy image was meant to be a reminder that God sees everything that we do.  Whenever Hume misbehaved, his mother would scold him and remind him that even if he could hide his bad behavior from her, he couldnt hide it from God.  By the time he reached adolescence, Hume had grown to loathe the image of the Eye of Providence.

As a young priest, He was called in to visit a woman who was…

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