Sunday, June 5, 2016

Is this the end of Catholicism?

By Naomi Schaefer Riley, The New York Post

“This was harder than I thought it would be,” Margaret O’Brien told a CBS reporter last weekend. O’Brien, 86, had been one of the hundred or so parishioners holding a round-the-clock vigil at St. Frances X. Cabrini church in Scituate, Mass.

Eleven years ago the Boston Archdiocese announced that it was closing the parish, a reorganization necessitated by the financial settlements after the clergy sex-abuse scandal. The parishioners at St. Frances have tried to alter the hierarchy’s decision using canon law as well as the US legal system, maintaining a presence in the building so it would not be sold out from under them.

Commentary by: Lynn Cheramie, Founder, Freedom Fighters of America

Catholicism will never die. No religion will ever truly die. It's a faith, a belief that our World was created by the most inspiring being of all. You can't touch it, but you can hear it, see it and feel it's presence. He can touch you whenever you want him too, just ask and he'll be there. Have you ever prayed to God even if you don't believe in him? Didn't you received what you needed at the time, not so much what you thought you wanted but what you needed to get through your current situation? Didn't you become better and more understanding for that struggle? Yes you did!

Even if there was no God and you don't believe in one wouldn't your life be more enriched and fulfilled knowing that you always tried to do right and have internal life on another plain?

Look we've heard all of the theories of how our Universe started, the big bang theory for one. How could something come from nothing? How can such a bright light come from total darkness? Who lit the fuse for the big bang? It just didn't go bang because it wanted too and was is it? In our hearts we all know who did it! We all know right from wrong and we need to put our lives back on the good path before we destroy our own existence.

We've all become greedy, complacent and lazy beings who forgot the real reason for life. It's not to work yourself to death to achieve enormous sums of money or power, it's not to hurt others, kill or rape, its to love, grow, smile, laugh, make babies, take care of your family and friends and do good for everything and everyone.

When you take your last breathe and your life flashes before your very eyes, wouldn't you be more content knowing that everything you did was to  inspire, enrich and fulfill everyone you touched. We all have the power to touch someone today and everyday. Why we don't I will never know.


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