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What Catholics Need Now: A Letter to our Priests and Bishops
Catholic Vote ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Stimpson

Posted on 06/28/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam

To Our Spiritual Fathers,

Please forgive the public nature of this letter. In a sense, it goes against my personal rule of not criticizing priests or bishops in print. But only in a sense.

You see, this letter isn’t meant as criticism, although I know some will take it that way. It’s more a cry for help, a plea or a prayer. After the Supreme Court rulings on marriage, I don’t know what else to do. Or where else to go. So I’m coming to you, here, in the only way I know how.

Let me begin by telling you a little about myself. I’m not a perfect Catholic. But I am a faithful Catholic. I love the Church. I trust her and believe in her teachings. I’m also trying my hardest to follow those teachings—every last one—regardless of the cost.

I’m also trying to be the type of witness the Church calls me to be. I strive to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed. I talk about Jesus without shame or fear in coffee shops, dressing rooms, and airports. I defend the Church when people attack her or misrepresent her. And I try to do it all in a way that’s charming, engaging, relevant, and accessible. That’s not to say I always succeed. But I am doing my best to show the world the joy, love, peace, beauty, and life I’ve found in Christ and his Church.

So, why am I writing you?

Because I need your help.


1. Preach the Faith...

2. Use Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law...

3. Clean House...

4. Give Us Beauty...

5. Prepare for Persecution...

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
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Personally, I think this writer is right on the money. The bishops better start getting serious about catechesis of the entire faith, including the controversial moral bits, as well as restoring reverence, beauty and decent music to the liturgy, and stop letting things slide as they have for the past 50 years. We see what it has led to in the culture!
1 posted on 06/28/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Unam Sanctam

As a Catholic, may I make a personal emphasis on “#3: Clean house.”?
I am SO sick of “prominent” Catholics contradicting Catholic tenets and getting away with it...

2 posted on 06/28/2013 7:56:48 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Unam Sanctam

Amen. Truth and Saving Souls and quit the “social” justice/Marxism/Materialism/Confusing boys and girls (Blurring Truth) which was the result of Vatican II.

3 posted on 06/28/2013 7:59:41 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Breaking news.


Of course, people must know that a lot of people who lurk and post on this forum are not Catholic, but there is no shortage of postings from Catholics urging other Catholics to do something about all the Catholics that are apparently misdirected.

4 posted on 06/28/2013 8:11:35 AM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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5 posted on 06/28/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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