Date: 3/16/2003 10:39:15 AM
Name or Pseudonym: julie
Subject: why be catholic
My parish pastor, who we all adored, abruptly left ( we were read a letter during mass) due to sexual misconduct last sept.
I tell you this because i too wanted to leave the church, i was embarrassed and ashamed for my church. But I also learned that I am not catholic because of the priests that our in our parishes. they are human. THey too can do bad things,it is their choice. I am catholic for what catholicism represents. the sacraments, the saints, the eucharist, Jesus being its founder while he was on earth with us, these are just to name a few. If we give up our faith what do we have left? We as catholics have endured alot thru the centuries and we are still here because of our faith. I think of our situation these days as God washing dirty laundry, the stains will be removed with alot of washing and what we will have left will be clean and fresh.