Why is there something rather than nothing? Stephen Hawking insists that gravity is the answer to that perennial question. That is, gravity is God and the “Gravity God” is the creator. Sorry, but that answer doesn’t make the grade.
Given what’s going on in the Church with the clergy sexual abuse scandal, Cardinal McCarrick, and the mounting evidence of its calculated and ongoing coverup by top Vatican officials, including Pope Francis, it’s easy to be more than simply disappointed.
As a Communication scholar and media critic, I’m trained to ask not only how do we use media, but more importantly, how does that use change us? Truthfully, the “social media persona” is predisposed to making us less human.
It is fair to say that we Catholics are in the middle of the most terrible church crisis in American history. What are we to do? Leaving the Church is not an option. But . . . EVERY Catholic is going to have to make sacrifices of their time for the sake of bringing truth, justice, and future healing.
Non-Catholic Christians entering the Church through the RCIA program often point out that they’ve heard about how Catholics practice idolatry: the worship of “graven images” and/or saints. Many of them complain that idolatry is the single biggest objection their Protestant friends have against Catholics.