“I hate church. My pastor is mean and yells at us and its soo boring! Can I stay at home and worship God?

–          Anonymous.”



Dear Anonymous,

Yes, about church. Is your pastor really a brute or does he perhaps yell so much because you pay no attention to him? In the former case, it might be good to discuss this with your parents. After all, Jesus told us to preach the Gospel to all nations, not scream it.

My son, church is not about being entertained or having fun, it’s supposed to be boring! God desires your time and honor and while you could very well sing hymns or say prayers at home, God wants you worshiping with your church family and receiving the gift He gives especially for you in Holy Communion.

In Christ,

Angelo Cardinal Fratelli.