Men like the Cardinal could get me back to the church if they would follow through on this. I’m not not saying I’m right about this, just saying what it takes to get me back. I can’t be the only one...
I believe the good Cardinal says as much in the longer version.
There should be a special grace in Heaven for those who endure, and stay in the Church. The Lord must surely appreciate the companionship, in these evil times, with so many walking away.
If it’s any consolation, there are those in every parish who feel as you, and bear one another up, and suffer gladly for the Lord and for the redemption of many. You are so needed in the battle.
The authentic parishes and convents are the ones growing in numbers.
Cardinals Burke and Chaput, Father George Rutler and many theologians and authors, such as, George Weigel, Scott Hahn and Jimmy Akin, are writing about the relativism, even, and especially the Pope, all three, JPII Benedict and Francis, have vast awareness.
Some (not all) in the USCCB pay no attention to the impacts of ignoring what the culture is doing to itself and to Cathoics, and ignoring the Catechism, with their push on amnesty, and none on this subject, denying Communion to public advocates of abortion, even ignoring the Pope and, as expected, Cardinal Burke, an official at the Vatican, as we expect, like Catholic school boys defying the rules.
But the writers I mentioned are talking about the future of the Church and many parishes and groups are paying attention; getting back to the Catechism and the Vatican, even traditional music, in favor of the campfire girls jingles we endure if we want to cover the basics by attending weekly sunday Mass.
EWTN tv and radio are tuned in, as is the Nat’l Catholic Register (NOT the N C Reporter).