By all accounts a funny, spitfire pastor, [Father Giuseppe] Puglisi dedicated his life to convincing youth in his crime-infested neighborhood that there are ways forward other than the mob and to shaping a civil society in Sicily that challenged the Mafia's political influence.
Friday, May 10, 2013
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What the media likely will not splash in ink, soy or digital, Mr. John L. Allen Jr. posts today.
For that he was ultimately assassinated and will be canonized.
The story includes Syrian and Sri Lankan connections. One moral is: In all times, places and circumstances faith is about doing something.