‘Angry people don’t attract people to the Gospel…’

The Deacon's Bench | 12/13/2018 | Staff
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There’s a lot of common sense wisdom in this commentary by Jennifer Roback Morse on how the laity can do their part to address problems in the Church:

We as laity don’t have the power to “make” the clergy, much less the pope, do what we want. We can complain all day long. But at the end of the day, where will we be? We’ll be another day older, angrier and more frustrated.

People - People - Gospel - Jesus - Christ

Angry people don’t attract people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which actually is our responsibility.

We have to admit that not all the problems in the Church today are the fault of the clergy. Enemies of the faith have colonized many of our Catholic institutions, including our parish schools, diocesan high schools, Catholic universities, publishing houses and hospitals. This is not entirely the fault of the clergy. Many schools, for instance, have become what the parents, students and faculty demand.

Lord - Time - Place - People - Life

What can you do? Our Lord put each of us into a particular time and place to be salt and light. There are people in your life who will not hear the Gospel or see it in action without your witness. My organization, the Ruth Institute, is slightly...
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