This last week I have felt like a moth drawn to a flame. Tuesday night, after the, finance meeting, I found myself reading article after article on the Internet about the crisis that is striking the church right now. When the business manager for the parish said he was going home, after 9 PM, I looked up and realized how badly I was being drawn into the stories. And I said “that is it, I am going home too, I have read too much of this.” I still feel angry, and betrayed.
The society around us makes it hard to struggle for a good and moral life. Yet the millennias of Christian tradition point us away from the things that this society says is acceptable. I am not going to go into any deeper detail because I know the congregation around me has people too young to listen to some of the things that have been going on. Yet, I believe even the adults should not have to put up with listening to these kinds of things.
Jesus gave us a list of things that “come from within” that describe the problems in a sufficient manner without getting more explicit. The …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts