The Word Among Us

Advent 2012 Issue

Faith and Fear Cannot Share the Space

Insights from a Cancer Patient

By: Bishop Joseph W. Estabrook

Faith and Fear Cannot Share the Space: Insights from a Cancer Patient by Bishop Joseph W. Estabrook

On February 4, 2012, Joseph Estabrook, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, died of pancreatic cancer. Bishop Estabrook was a close friend of The Word Among Us Partners. He served on its board of directors and was instrumental in helping to launch Partners’ outreach to service men and women. In honor of our good friend, we wanted to share this reflection, which he wrote just a month before his death.

A little over a year ago, while in the middle of a very active schedule, I fell ill and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My...


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