It’s not an easy time to be Catholic. All one has to do is turn on the news, and we are inundated with another scandal, another coverup, another round of corruption, and yes – even some lies. Yet, Catholicism isn’t defined by the priest, nor is it the sum of the papacy or the leaders in charge.
Rather, Catholicism is about Christ. Christ, as He is present in the Eucharist. At the end of the day, I go to Mass to receive Christ’s Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. And, I pray that others do as well.
Because of the scandals, I have read and heard of people leaving the Church. Or, if they haven’t formally left for another denomination, they have stopped attending Mass. I get the anger, the frustration, and the disappointment. But, with every person leaving, they ultimately leave Christ waiting at the altar.
Therefore, this new series, “Bold, Brave, Catholic” highlights an ordinary, every-day Catholic, living their life in a bold way, a brave manner, and a Catholic way. Whether it is proclaiming their faith loudly, or whether it is to quietly live out their faith, I want to celebrate and feature those individuals and lives.
I hope you’ll join in this monthly series – with a new post added at the end of every month. They aren’t my stories to tell; rather, they are normal, ordinary, everyday individuals who have committed to being bold, being brave, and being Catholic in their lives today, as the Church faces opposition like never before!
Bold, Brave, Catholic: A Call to Action
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Finding Strength in Prayer and Word
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Living Like Others are Watching
Bold, Brave, Catholic: It’s Okay to Start Small
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Divine Appointment
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Facing the Fear of Rejection
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Faith & Trust
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Final Act of Total Trust
Brave, Catholic: Embracing the Faith
Bold, Brave, Catholic: Focusing on Forward