Love and Tolerance are misunderstood and misapplied in the secular mind. They are distorted versions of Virtues taught by the Catholic Church. Sometimes this effects us in the Church as well. Catholics can get disoriented and lost by messages that seem to coincide, when they are actually very much in conflict.
Jesus Christ conquered sin, death, and evil through His crucifixion. Not by force of will, but by submitting Himself to the will of The Father. We must suffer "tiny crucifixions" in life in order to conquer the evils of the world
We check mirrors all day to make sure we look "well ordered" on the outside. But we don't often look within ourselves to make sure we're well ordered on the inside. Catholics, and The Church need a reflective perspective, and look deep within ourselves and see what's out of order, and needs to be put right.
The ACLU is once again working its black magic in an attempt to force the Catholic Church to provide abortions to illegal immigrants. And in the Church we respond to that by reducing the truth to a constitutional debate. That's just not good enough!
We support vice, indifference, and pave new paths to disorder...all in the name of love. Disordered love.
We have plenty of radicalized Catholics, plenty of modernized Catholics. But where are the balanced? Where are the Catholics who know how to BE Catholic?
The devil, and those tho give their wills over to him, tries very hard to take every beautiful thing away from you, by teaching you to kill it. Because The Beautiful compliments and preserves our own nature. By taking away The Beautiful, he can better undo YOU.
Lots of people are seeking the Lord. But are they looking for him for the right reasons? Do they know how to look for him? Is Jesus just a companion, or master of our lives? Do we seek the "niceness" of Jesus, or the GOODNESS of Jesus?
When the Catholic Homily is reduced to little more than a pep talk from the pulpit, the faith becomes little more than spiritual masturbation.
Atheists say that they don't need to believe in "a god" or in a religion in order to be moral. But that's not true. An atheist can BEHAVE morally without believing in God, but they cannot BE moral without believing in God.