Ten years ago, America watched the Katrina coverage with growing horror. Throughout September 2005, the images showed a nightmarish situation in what seemed like some foreign country. The days went by and still people were stuck on roofs and in the ring-of-hell that the New Orleans Superdome had become. The Houston Astrodome was incomparably better, but still was a dystopian, Mad Max scene.
A year of prayerful events and projects aimed at bringing people together along with efforts to bring improved education and jobs to urban youth should be our focus as we strive for progress in these areas.
In 1961, President Kennedy saw that Great Britain and France had cut taxes and their nations’ economies were outpacing the U.S. For several years, Kennedy argued that the high tax rate was a drag on economic growth.
St. Bernard once preached, “In religious life one lives more purely, falls more rarely, recovers more promptly, advances more surely, receives more graces, reposes more serenely, dies more calmly, is cleansed more quickly and in Heaven receives a greater reward.”