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(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." —Milan Kundera

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(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

For Christians, Holy Week is the most meaningful and most significant week of the liturgical year—most meaningful and significant because the events of that week actually took place some two thousand years ago, and most meaningful and significant because they are every year somewhat liturgically remembered. The primal spiritual encounter of Holy Week—between Satan and God, evil and good, the lie and the truth, death and life, total destruction and total salvation—takes place on the historical plane as an encounter between violence and nonviolence, violent hate and nonviolent love, violent justice and nonviolent righteousness…

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

In Memory Alden Poole
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church
Quincy, MA
October 23, AD 2015

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Published 04/18/07

From all over the world people have journeyed to the home of Audrey Santo and have witnessed the miraculous. Perhaps they came to see consecrated communion hosts that have bled, the religious statues and pictures that have wept tears of blood or shed streams of oil. Possibly they came with the hope of receiving a miraculous cure. But most of all, they came to see to little Audrey whom God chose to surround with these miracles.

Audrey was the tragic victim of a drowning accident at age three. She lived for 20 years confined to her bed in a coma-like state known as akinetic mutism. She received around-the-clock care from a staff of nurses and family. For some reason, God used her life in a special way. From what appeared to be the Sacred Stigmata, to claims of prayers miraculously answered through Audrey's reported intercession, this silent, suffering child became a testimony of life in a culture of death.

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

A proposal to have the Pope grant general absolution to all repentant Christians on January 1, 2000 or early in the Third Millennium.