Meditation: It’s a Hard Time to be Catholic

Staying Faithful to the Church through Scandal

I hate it.

I hate that the people who were supposed to be leading the faithful to Jesus have hurt them. Abused them.

I hate that so many of our priests and bishops have put such a stumbling block in the path of our trust in the Church.

It’s a hard time to be Catholic. Continue reading

Have courage to do right

A modern examination of conscience.  (But not too modern… we’re loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church here!)

When we talk about virtues, we sometimes try to put them into practice in a restrictive sense:

  • don’t yell
  • don’t gossip
  • don’t eat too many sweets.

Even the 10 commandments guide us with “thou shalt not”s.

And that’s a good thing.  We need to have healthy boundaries in our lives and avoid things that would harm us physically and spiritually.

But this month’s virtue breaks the mold.  Fortitude calls us to action.  Fortitude tells us “thou shalt.” Continue reading