Boston cardinal: We become victims when we are unable to forgive

QUOTE OF THE DAY | “Forgiveness does not mean that we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. But … Continued

QUOTE OF THE DAY | “Forgiveness does not mean that we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. But in our own hearts when we are unable to forgive we make ourselves a victim of our own hatred. Obviously as a Catholic I oppose the death penalty, which I think is one further manifestation of the culture of death in our midst.”

-Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, in a homily on forgiveness following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

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