Fratelli Tutti 244: The Best Way To Move On

Advice that the best way to move on is through. 

244. When conflicts are not resolved but kept hidden or buried in the past, silence can lead to complicity in grave misdeeds and sins. Authentic reconciliation does not flee from conflict, but is achieved in conflict, resolving it through dialogue and open, honest and patient negotiation. Conflict between different groups “if it abstains from enmities and mutual hatred, gradually changes into an honest discussion of differences founded on a desire for justice”. [Pius XI,  Quadragesimo Anno]

It is a myth that retreating from disagreements is the way forward. Agreeing to disagree is often a situation of respect, that two or more sides can concede space after a period of honesty.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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