The Word Among Us

September 2004 Issue

Dinner with a Sinner

What one priest learned from a troubled mother.

By: Fr. Pat McNulty

I was watching the disheveled young woman carrying her illegitimate baby as she boarded the 7:00 a.m. city bus.

Then just before the doors hissed shut, she ran back to me, kissed me on the cheek, and said in a loud voice, “Thanks, Fr. McNulty....

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