September 01, 2017

University President John Garvey was quoted in the Catholic Standard’s coverage of the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

... At the conclusion of the Mass, John Garvey, the president of The Catholic University of America, said he wanted to take the opportunity to reflect upon the “values that hold us together,” especially during a time when it seems “contemporary culture has forgotten the meaning of a civil discourse.”

He reflected on the value of a “sense of humor,” which he said was “a first cousin to humility and hope.” Unlike wit, which he called “a weapon,” Garvey said, “humor is disarming.”

Quoting G.K. Chesterton, Garvey said, “humor always involves some confession of human weakness.” ...

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