The World Needs the Truth

Everyday it seems as if someone is trying to redefine what it means to be Catholic. The Media and certain politicians like Pelosi, Biden and Kaine believe it is possible to be pro-abortion, for same-sex marriage, for artificial contraception, and for women priests and still be a good or traditional Catholic. All of these positions are acceptable within the Episcopal Church but the world does not need 2 Episcopal Churches. The world needs the Catholic Church to continue to stand for the truth of the Gospel.
Jesus did not say wide is the road that leads to heaven. No! Wide is the road to perdition but we are to enter the Kingdom of God through the Narrow Gate. We are not called to take the easy way. We are not called to be like the rest of the world. We can’t forget that the primary mission of the Church is to lead people to God, to help us get to Heaven. The Church does a lot of good with its hospitals, schools and various programs but it is all a waste if we fail to help people find God and make it to heaven.
We cannot abandon the truths of faith passed down over 2000 years. Our Church is not called to be in tune with the times but in tune with Jesus Christ who is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He doesn’t change in His divine character and neither does His teachings. We have to be true to the Church He established and for which the Apostles died. We also cannot forget His call to be merciful towards the downtrodden.
Over the Centuries hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions have given their lives for the gospel. People like St. Stephen, Peter and Paul, St. Lawrence, Thomas Becket, Thomas More, John Fisher and over one hundred English martyrs, Miguel Pro and Cristobal Magallanes, Maximilian Kolbe have died preserving the faith we have now. Are we to abandon the faith of St. Francis, St, Patrick, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Therese and Mother Teresa?
For what political gain, popularity or an easier life? Is that why so many were willing to die for the Catholic Faith? Yes it is a struggle to live by our faith but with God all things are possible. We are called to lead people to God not follow the crowd to perdition. We are called to be different from the world to be faithful to the God who loved us and created us and is calling us to take up our cross and follow Him.
We are not supposed to change the Church. The Church is supposed to help us change until we become more and more like Jesus.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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