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The Lot We Have Been Given

Many times in my life, even before Francis, I have bemoaned my being born in the second half of the Twentieth Century. A very conservative guy born …
Dr Bobus
Disagree. If the Church needs people to be poor or uneducated in order to propagate the person of Christ, then it is not the True Church. For years solid vocations came from affluent families, some of whom lived in castles or mansions. I know or am aware of very, very affluent families who are very serious Catholics.

The problem now is that the Church has lost much of its attractiveness, and it …More
Disagree. If the Church needs people to be poor or uneducated in order to propagate the person of Christ, then it is not the True Church. For years solid vocations came from affluent families, some of whom lived in castles or mansions. I know or am aware of very, very affluent families who are very serious Catholics.

The problem now is that the Church has lost much of its attractiveness, and it has happened because the various changes have cut out most of the contemplative dimension. Truth is not merely the principles of morality. It deals with the nature of the One and Triune God, the nature of the creation, Who Christ and His Church are, aND how He shold be worshipped. .
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M.RAPHAEL
I completely agree.
@M.RAPHAEL, if it is more difficult to love in our time, then it seems we are in the best of times because it is a decision to love rather than a perk, and and so more genuine on our part and more gift on the recipient's part.
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M.RAPHAEL
This is very true. We need to appreciate the niceties of our modern world. However they make it so much more difficult to remain faithful to the divine call to love. Who needs to stay true to his or her spouse, when one can afford not to. When one is sure of going to heaven no matter what, it becomes even more difficult to pray and fast in silence. Our times are a very difficult test for our …More
This is very true. We need to appreciate the niceties of our modern world. However they make it so much more difficult to remain faithful to the divine call to love. Who needs to stay true to his or her spouse, when one can afford not to. When one is sure of going to heaven no matter what, it becomes even more difficult to pray and fast in silence. Our times are a very difficult test for our love of God.