In an outstanding pastoral letter titled ”You Shall Be My Witnesses,” Boston’s Cardmal Bernard Law challenges the members of his flock to effectively witness their Christian faith as the Church approaches its third millenium. One particularly good segment follows:

“The tension between Church and culture has increased in this past decade. In the past, even those who disagreed with the Church acknowledged with respect the validity ofher role to offer our society a vision of life which everyone understood was intended for the common good. That has changed. There is an evident anti-Catholic bias that manifests itself constantly. The Churchs refusal to bend her teaching to the ways of the world has escalated the attacks upon her. What once would have been veiled has become a blatant and mean-spirited prejudice.

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