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
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