The Catholic Church is undergoing a trial of faith that seems to put to the fore a tendency by some of its members toward an openness to the spirit of the world, resulting in the virtue of religion’s corruption.
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This will be a time of judgment and purification for the Church. I firmly believe that good will come of it—although the Church will suffer severe scars for decades. I have no doubt that the sexual abuse crisis will drive countless Catholics from the Church and prevent countless other people from entering into full communion with her. That in itself is cause for great sorrow.
My heart is breaking. Only five minutes ago our son—our number three—rolled out of the driveway, bound for seminary. As moms, our hearts break over and over again throughout the years. It doesn’t help at all that he is entering seminary at one of the worst possible times in the history of the Catholic Church in America.
What would life be without love? Think about the best love stories that inspired you growing up, important role models in your life, great love stories from Disney characters or perhaps the lifelong love and fidelity of a married couple you know. Love is the fabric of life: a divine gift that directs, heals, and ennobles our life-journey toward heavenly fulfillment.
Let us this day renew our love for the Virgin Mary, who proceeds us in the order of grace, and who has travelled the path of life before her children in the Church. . . .