However, I try to live the legacy of my parents – don’t surround myself with myself. I joined this trip to try to understand better the division in the church. I can’t understand it by only talking to people who see the world as I do. I can’t understand it by only listening to people who see the world as I do.
Unfortunately I have not yet sensed that those having the most different mindset from me have any interest in understanding my viewpoint as much as correcting what they believe are my grievous errors. Perhaps they emulate their hero Dolan, who surrounds himself with himself, relying upon the views of a small minority of the church and allowing those opinions to bounce around in a confined echo chamber to the point of ultimately declaring those viewpoints as “universally held objective truths.” Maybe this approach is considered part of the "New Evangelization"...spreading the "good news" of telling other people how wrong they are?
By the way, the clergyman with initials "T.D." that I most admire is Fr. Tom Doyle not Tim Dolan.