Thank you, Fr. Martin, for expressing my concern and feelings with such wisdom. I have sent this to several friends who are also concerned because they love the Church but we know that our faith is in our Lord who will make all things right.
Thank God for the wisdom of the Church through the ages. She has always, and will always be standing when her enemies fall. It is painful to me to see how many Catholics are angry with the Church, and vocally so. It sometimes borders on intolerance. I especially am saddened by the vitriol Catholics have for Pope Benedict. I noticed that he was conspicuously absent from Fr. Martin’s chosen saints and popes, though John 23rd was there. We need to snuff out hidden agendas. We need to believe in the wisdom of our Catholic tradition, and always respect the teachings of our church. Though our church may be smaller in the future, it will be stronger. I pray that we always follow God’s word, and not “interpret” it to meet the needs of the world this moment. The truth will truly set us free.