Christmas is for giving. Christianity is for forgiving. I brought up the topic of forgiveness with Cardinal Justin Rigali during a radio interview that we recorded last month for broadcast today. Rigali worked for Pope John Paul II and was present when the pope was shot in St. Peter’s Square in 1981. John Paul II was critically wounded but recovered and famously forgave his assassin.
Although we talked about a few Catholic things, most of the interview was geared for Christians of all denominations. We also mentioned Judaism, Islam and other faiths. It was almost as if Cardinal Rigali was delivering a homily about the true meaning of Christmas. He also talked about the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, even mentioning the injustice of the Dred Scott decision.
You can listen to the interview via the podcasting link below: