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When Frustrated with the Church, Lent Arrives

I met with a group of parishioners this past Monday to discuss Session 5 – The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality in our weekly Rediscovering Catholicism Series. “..64 million Catholics in America – I want to wake up this sleeping giant” says, Matthew Kelly.  After years of Catholics’ opining that Mass is boring, is it possible “to wake up this sleeping giant?”    In our discussion, we expressed our frustration and anger about the Church, the pastor, the parish, and yes, even the deacon. This frustration is seething – it feeds our boredom like a …

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Pick Up Our Mats and Walk!

It seems to me that the best way as engaged Catholics to evangelize those who have disengaged is to be honest, authentic, and constructive. Matthew Kelly speaks of this in the Introduction of his book, Rediscover Catholicism. He addresses the issue of anger and frustration that people feel in general, but especially the anger toward abuse of children and toward cover-up of abuse of children. He says:  I suppose the question we should consider together is: What will we do with our  frustration and our anger?…It seems the people have just stopped thinking about it. They have …

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