It’s about reaching deep inside the human heart and stirring what’s best in it,
and then boldly going out into the world and
insisting that the better angels of our nature can prevail,
that cynicism and ego don’t have to be the last word
about the kind of culture we pass on to our children,
and that the Church is an ally in every positive stirring and hopeful current in that culture.
That’s a vision worth devoting one’s life to, and if that’s not affirmative orthodoxy, what is?
Cardinal Timothy Dolan
A People of Hope: Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Conversation With John L. Allen Jr.