BCI is coming up shortly on the 3-year anniversary of the start of the blog. To mark that occasion, we are inviting readers to share comments they would like passed along to Cardinal O’Malley and/or Vicar General Bishop Deeley. We did this 2 years ago and had phenomenal responses so we’re going to try again.
We repeat almost exactly what we asked 2 years ago:
Using comments below, please write whatever message you would like to deliver to Cardinal O’Malley–with the constraint that there be no personal attacks and no harsh language unsuitable for a public blog. BCI suggests the focus be on matters that will improve the ability of the Archdiocese to advance her mission. (The mission of the Pastoral Center is “To continue the saving ministry of Jesus Christ”). So, it could be a top priority or some top problems you would like for him to address, it could be a compliment, a criticism, a mix of positive and constructive feedback, a violation of the diocesan Code of Conduct, a suggestion, or anything relevant to his pastoral leadership in teaching, sanctifying, and governing the archdiocese. The goal in the comments is to share feedback or a message that you believe will lead to the archdiocese being better able to continue the saving ministry of Jesus Christ.
Type the comments below by Sunday evening at 12 midnite. We will aggregate them and email them to the Cardinal and his staff early next week, and we will also plan to re-post the best of them by Monday or Tuesday at the latest.
Guidelines for comments–please no personal attacks or harsh language. (e.g. Do not post, “Cardinal O’Malley is
word we have to delete). If you have a criticism, please do not make it personal but rather express in the form of behavior/action observed (or not seen happening) and then what you would like to see happen, and why. If you have noticed your comments moderated or edited in the past, please do BCI a favor and avoid such language. (You probably know who you are). If you need any ideas to stimulate your thinking, you can look at what readers said in 2011.
What would you like to say to the Cardinal that you think will help improve the ability of the archdiocese to better continue the saving ministry of Jesus Christ?
Ideally, post your comments below in comments, anonymously or with your name. You can also send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Readers, have at it!