Onward Through the Fog

By , May 4, 2014 10:50 am

Bishop John McCarthy


Surprise, surprise! I’m a little embarrassed about having disappeared from this spot for the last couple of weeks without any explanation, but we’ve had some special circumstances, including turnover in our chancery staff, that disrupted this daily blog. Let me say, however, that I am very proud of the fact that we did indeed produce daily blogs for over four years, with little repetition in the subject matter. Creating this commentary each day, for lo those many months, has been a real delight for me. I no longer have steady access to a pulpit, so being able to share with so many friends- and I do mean FRIENDS- what I thought about this or that issue was a true joy.

There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven:
A time for giving birth, a time for dying; a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted.
A time for killing, a time for healing; a time for knocking down, a time for building.
A time for tears, a time for laughter; a time for mourning, a time for dancing.
–Ecclesiastes

Thank you so much for visiting this space, and let’s walk into the future with FAITH and LAUGHTER,conscious that it is a battered, worried world, but that ultimately, our loving God is in charge.

Let me send you “onward through the fog” with one of my favorite Irish blessings:

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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11 Responses to “Onward Through the Fog”

  1. Clare Hudspeth says:

    Dear, dear Bishop McCarthy, Your column today sounds as if it marks the end of your blog, and that makes me sad . . . but SO grateful for all you have given to me and many others over these years. Your ministries as Priest, Bishop and blogger have all been great blessings to us. May God bless you abundantly!

  2. Robert Hadlock says:

    Dear Bishop McCarthy,

    I will really miss reading your blog. It was a great idea to start it up. The reflections on the Gospel are very instructive, meaningful and uplifting. We all pray you are doing well.

    The Hadlocks love you very much!

  3. Robert Hadlock says:

    Dear Bishop McCarthy,

    I will really miss reading this blog. It was a great idea to start it. Your reflections on the Gospel are always instructive, meaningful and inspirational. We all pray you are doing well.

    The Hadlocks love you very much!

  4. Robert Hadlock says:

    Dear Bishop McCarthy,

    I will really miss reading this blog. It was a great idea to start it. Your reflections on the Gospel are always instructive, meaningful and inspirational. We all pray you are doing well.

    The Hadlocks love you very much!

  5. Claudia says:

    Hello dear Bishop McCarthy, I thought you’ll be happy to know that someone in Rome is reading and enjoying your blog!
    God bless,
    Claudia

  6. John Maerz says:

    Say it’s not so. Please do one blog a week maybe on Thursday ,on the up coming Sundays scripture .
    This is the most important religious message of the week. Your friend, John Maerz

  7. Claudia says:

    Thank you, Bishop!!
    A reader from Rome

  8. Kathryn Fitzgerald Shramek says:

    Thank you for all that you do dear Bishop McCarthy. I have been a faithful follower of your blog as I was a faithful listener when you spoke over the airways a while back. Your book is an inspiration and I recommend it to everyone. Take care!

  9. Cait says:

    Dear Bishop McCarthy, I have wanted to thank you for your faith and prayer for me in November 1999. I was a single mother, scared, jobless, and a friend told me I should call you. My phone call took you by surprise, and you cautiously asked why I called. Understandably so as I was a stranger calling out of the blue. I was nervous, too. But I told you a friend had suggested I call and speak with you. I know you heard the despair in my voice. You offered a simple prayer, and said Amen. I asked you in so many words if you had faith that I indeed would find a job that week, and without hesitation you said,”Oh I know it will be so.” Well, Reverend, within a week, I met a person who would be the connection to my new job. It took a week or so longer to nail the job post, but I never forgot you and the power of your faith. I always think of your unwavering faith, and it gives me strength. I’ve always wanted to thank you, and neglected to send you a letter all these years. But what better way to say thank you, than to tell the world here, what a wonderful servant of God and compassionate human being you are. Thank you so very much, and God bless you always, Cait

  10. Cathy King says:

    Any time you can spare to write this blog is appreciated. Do you need help to get it done? I’m sure we can find the resources you need. Right everyone? We are not ready to let you go. We starve for the spiritual food you share.

  11. John Felchak says:

    Has anyone heard how Bishop McCarthy is doing? Perhaps he can give us an update.

    We miss his thoughtful and compassionate words. His is such a breath of fresh air in the Catholic Church, more than he will ever know. Prayers for the Bishop!

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