There is a crisis of faith throughout the Church culture. Catholics have adopted a secular flaw; having ultimate faith in themselves, and little faith left for God and for the Church. This crisis of faith is the cause of every ailment throughout the Church culture.
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 culture is addicted to pleasure, comfort, and partying. But that pleasure-addiction is leading to suffering and calamity.
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!
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
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.
For too long Catholics have chosen silence over telling the truth, because we've been crippled by a secularized idea of tolerance, and an imbalanced understanding of Charity
We teach our children to say "Please" and "Thank you" from a very early age. Alongside of that very basic ethic of good manners, we should also teach them to be courageous!
God is like a desperate lover. Do we love HIM enough?;
When people want something false, it is our duty as Catholics to give them something true instead.