Over the past nine months, the Church has given the impression that the sacraments are not all that relevant and that we have little to offer during a crisis. We must never allow this to happen again.
We must do everything possible to keep Mass and the sacraments available to God’s people.
Whatever the Pope’s reason and motives for making his remarks in the interview, they remain his personal opinions.
How can we live together in a world where reality itself is a matter of personal definition? The answer is that we cannot — at least not peacefully.
“In this world you shall have tribulation. But have confidence, for I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
“You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” (Psalm 91:5-6)
COMMENTARY: This moment of shared outrage and unified demands for action has so quickly devolved into partisan hatred, venomous blame-game accusations, racial strife and bitter division.
As practical vigilance has given way to paralyzing anxiety, Christians must see things in light of the Resurrection and boldly proclaim Jesus Christ’s victory over death.
COMMENTARY: Now Is a Very Acceptable Time