Blessed are you when they persecute you

Blessed are you when they persecute you

Matthew 5:11-12 March 2012 – Cardinal O’Brien, president of the Scottish bishops’ conference, openly declares himself against the redefinition of marriage to include homosexual couples. Immediately he is attacked by the mainstream media, in particular by the singer Will Young who in a BBC interview defines the cardinal an “awful man” and his words “disgusting, repugnant, and archaic.” The cardinal affirms a fundamental truth and is publicly insulted! I have been a priest for only ten months, but I have several experiences in which they insulted me… walking around the streets of Rome in a collar is not always easy! One day, I was on a sidewalk downtown when passing by a group of young people, I heard them snicker, “Priest, pedophile.” Often I meet people...