Atrocity and Silence: Where are the Voices?

“Atrocities happen because there are people who commit them and because there are people who simply choose to remain silent.”

From This is no ordinary opening of an academic year, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., said toward the end of Mass for my alma mater’s academic year. “Atrocities happen because there are people who commit them and because there are people who simply choose to remain silent,” he said at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, adjacent to the Catholic University of America. Read the rest of this entry »