Concerns about Catholicism
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(10-16-2019, 11:13 AM)Augustinian Wrote: Your words are consoling, thank you for that. Just now I was brought comfort while reading Matthew as well: "For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

I just need to humble myself and accept that although the Church may be but a small remnant, Christ will still be present.

I think maybe I need to take a break from the current news cycle and forums for a bit and focus on more spiritual reading and prayer...

I understand how you feel. As much as I want to discuss issues of faith and keep abreast of all the latest happenings and scandals within the Church, I often feel more confused and exhausted than enlightened by it all. Rather than providing me with clear answers of where I stand and what I should do, all the time I spend absorbing this information usually only leads to an increase in doubts and anxiety. Like you, I feel the need to just break with it all (I already gave up Twitter for this reason) and focus on what is truly important: prayer and spiritual reading, as you say. It's been too long since I read something spiritual purely for enjoyment, not for any polemical reasons. While it may be important to stay informed and I definitely don't want to simply bury my head in the sand, ultimately there's very little I or any layperson can do in regards to these huge problems within the Church. All we can do is pray and stay close to Christ, and that's what I really need to focus on and strengthen in my life.
Omnia et in omnibus Christus
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Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 10:08 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-16-2019, 10:51 AM
Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 11:13 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by whitewashed_tomb - 10-16-2019, 10:35 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 12:47 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Bonaventure - 10-16-2019, 02:15 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 05:38 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Fionnchu - 10-17-2019, 12:00 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by MaryTN - 10-16-2019, 07:29 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 09:49 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Melkite - 10-17-2019, 09:11 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Ioannes_L - 10-16-2019, 01:48 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 02:35 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Bonaventure - 10-16-2019, 02:43 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 02:56 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by FultonFan - 10-16-2019, 03:32 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by LionHippo - 10-16-2019, 11:59 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-17-2019, 12:10 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 12:40 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Some Guy - 10-17-2019, 01:36 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Melkite - 10-17-2019, 02:13 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-17-2019, 02:28 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 02:34 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jovan66102 - 10-17-2019, 05:04 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 08:49 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by LionHippo - 10-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 11:32 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Some Guy - 10-18-2019, 12:18 PM



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