Every now and then, I get press releases from the Cardinal Newman Society via email. Typically, I just read them and then go about my day. But, today's press release cannot simply be read and then forgotten. What I read today is probably one of the most tragic and heartbreaking things I've read this year:
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ... have mercy on us,
Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows ... pray for us,
St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of Catholic schools ... pray for us,
St. Michael the Archangel, our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil ... pray for us.