I am a staunch Catholic and a defender of my faith. But there is so much I agree with in this article. I love my Church, and I believe it is the one true Church. But the Church is made up of mortal people who are corrupt. The Church as was founded by Jesus Christ is a strong entity that has survived centuries of many heresies, trials and tribulations. But the people who make up the Church are corrupting it. I have been very distressed how only one month a year is put aside for the murder of babies. Calendars are sold, bumper stickers are handed out. And look where it’s gotten us today. Abortion is so ingrained in our culture, that even Rush Limbaugh continues to use the term “pro-choice” on his radio show. Babies are still being slaughtered by the millions 39 years after the Roe v Wade ruling. Catholic politicians openly flaunt their debauchery by going to Holy Communion and the Church says nothing.
My husband used to run a crisis pregnancy clinic next door to a notorious abortion clinic. We had problems getting volunteers to work at the clinic. Access Pregnancy, which is the official pro-life clinic of the Archdiocese (supposedly) was only a few blocks away. We asked if we could send some of the women who we could talk away from the abortion clinic to them for counselling because we were short-handed. They said no. Our clinic, because of its proximity to the abortion clinic, was the target of much harrassment by the clinic “deathscorts” that were hired by the abortionist who owned the clinic. We were told that we would get no help from any of the Right to Life counselers because they didn’t want to risk being sued. So much for caring about the killing of babies and wanting to stop it.
Sadly, since Vatican II we have seen many bishops that have lacked the courage to vocally defend the faith but have sought some sort of accommodation with the world instead. I am hopeful that we are witnessing the emergence of a new generation of bishops who will have the faith and courage to challenge the world and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ without fear.