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God In Our Midst (Finding Our Way Home--March 2003)

Talk about a time when you or someone in your family was lost.


Date: 3/5/2003 8:18:36 AM
Name or Pseudonym: DLL
Subject: Why be Catholic?

I went to Church every Sunday, for most of my adult life - until the story of Priest’s sexually abusing children broke again for the upteenth time in my life. This time it struck the core of me - I looked around one Sunday morning and simply did not understand how we all just sat there obediently and donated money to the Church. My parish is in the midst of building a new Church - my husband donated a rather LARGE sum of money - I am even more upset about that when we have people who are homeless and all MY Church can talk about is a "building" - it seems to me the "Church" has lost its way. I am a Catholic but I can no longer be part of a money maker child abusing organization call the "Catholic Church" - my heart is heavy because cannot imagine God smiling down on the intentions - whatever happened to "simplicity"?

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