Today I am going to write about a subject I usually keep to myself – Pain and Suffering. Not the pain and suffering of others or even of the world in general, but my own.Continue reading “Pain and Suffering – Part 1”
Every once in a while I will come across something that just strikes me in a certain way. Whether it is a passage from Scripture or a line from one of the thousand other things I seem to always be reading.
I realize my last few posts have been a little on the somber and serious side, so today I decided to lighten up the mood. I actually got this idea while at Mass this morning. Did any of you realize the church was at the forefront of text message shorthand hundreds of years ago?
This clergy abuse scandal rearing its ugly head again is really messing me up. I have finally become somewhat comfortable with being Catholic again, one of the reasons I left the church was the Boston scandal, and now we have another one.
One of the biggest obstacles I faced when I began my journey back to the church was that of the “Clergy Abuse” crisis. How could I believe in an institution that covers up severe wrongdoing by those who we are supposed to trust?
Since beginning my journey back to the Catholic faith, there have been many times when I have questioned the teachings of the Church. Even though I question them after researching them and thinking about them I find myself agreeing with the Church’s position. One of these questions involved the death penalty.
The more they stay the same. I’ve found myself doing more and more reading lately, really getting into various Papal documents, things like encyclicals and exhortations. One of these is fairly recent, “Evangelii Gaudium” or “The Joy of the Gospel” written by Pope Francis. I get my copies through Verbum.com but you can get them free from various websites.