01 July 2012

And a good Catholic's reply in a time of trouble

Many people in light of various problems afflicting the American Catholic community (and many others, especially the Irish) have noted that the Catholic Church in this country is shrinking (by 5% since 2000). Those who are sympathetic urge the troubled to find a new home outside the church where they will be more comfortable and welcomed, those inside who feel vindicated by the stance of the hierarchy on virtually all things (except perhaps that anti-war, anti-capital punishment, pro-poor stuff) demand that those unhappy simply get the hell out, the Church does not need them. Smaller but better.

Here is a thoughtful explanation by one of those outraged by the pedophile cover up, the attack on nuns and sexuality and the increasingly political role bishops want to play, as to why he won't leave the faith. He will stay, and fight for its true meaning.

Good luck.


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