Image

 

There is a reason more scandals hit the Catholic Church than any other religion. We’re the only religion/faith in the world that Satan wants to destroy. Only Catholicism brings Christ to the world through His Sacraments. Without the Catholic Church this world would forever be lost to darkness and Christianity would disappear. Not trying to sound argumentative to my Protestant brothers and sisters

but without Catholicism you wouldn’t stand a chance against Satan and his worldly influences. Catholicism has withstood every scandal, every persecution. It has outlasted every major empire for two thousand years. Many have tried to destroy the Church, but by the power of the Trinity, the Church just goes right through these forces. Anytime a new scandal hits the Church, while it saddens me at the weakness of mortal men and women throughout the Church and faith, scandal after scandal only reassures me that this is in fact Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.Satan will NEVER relent his attack on this Church because it IS Truth. We have Christ. No other church/faith/man made religion can claim this. But “because” we have Christ, we know we will never fail. We are engaged in spiritual warfare from the moment we are baptized. Satan will stop at nothing to ruin all souls but wants nothing more than to lure people away from Christ. Especially those who are receiving Him in the Eucharist and other Sacraments. He wants to separate us from the graces that Christ bestows on each of us through our Holy Sacraments. Satan knows without the Sacraments we are not strong enough to fight him. No human can EVER conquer Satan. Period. We absolutely NEED God for that. We need the Holy Spirit to strengthen us. We need Christ and His host of angels to defend us. We need the Communion of Saints to pray for us. Christ calls us to Communion. We are all to enter the Communion of Saints and be a community. Christ knew we are too weak to do this on our own. That’s why He wants us to stick together.

I pray someday soon the schism will end and all of our departed brothers and sisters who know of Christ will start doing His will and come back to the Catholic Church and receive Him in the Sacraments. The sanctifying graces we get through them by our Lord and Savior cannot be described by words. I get depressed thinking about the amount of people who could be saved from themselves, if only they had the graces of Christ through the Eucharist and Reconciliation (as needed). Give us this day our daily bread. We need the Eucharist daily. Many of us can’t receive the Lord daily due to work obligations and more is the pity, but that is just how life is for many of us.

But Catholics, we KNOW the power of Christ in the Eucharist. We need to share our experiences and love with our fallen away brothers and sisters. They love Christ. They are depriving themselves from Christ’s strength. From His gifts of love. They have walls built up. Tear them down with love. Pope Blessed Pius IX once said, “Give me an army praying the Rosary, and I will conquer the world”. It’s time we give His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI the army that Pope Pius IX was deprived of. This world and everything in it, every one in it, belongs to God. Let’s take this world back for God. Not by violence. Not by governmental diplomacy. Not by making concessions. But by the power of prayer. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” It’s time we listen to St. Augustine. We have work to do people. God Bless!

 

written by Colin Michael Sheehan

Advertisements