Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: The Book of Normal

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 Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. …

Regardless of age, most of us have emotional maturity issues. How can we harness the insecurities of adolescence and the immaturities of young adulthood? How can we tame the neuroses of middle age and the eccentricities of old age? How can we become normal?

Of course we all want to be normal— but usually on our terms. We cannot agree on the standards of expected behavior or dress. At times we deliberately deviate from conventional behavior. The hippies of the 1960s were famously non-conformist (even though they all dressed and talked alike). Their counterculture of rebellion, in time, replaced the previously dominant culture. Today, young people who do not sport tattoos are the mavericks. The so-called “woke” movement now represents the triumph and tyranny of the abnormal. …

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