20 April, 2010

Support your Church!

"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it." 1Cor 12:26

The current situation with the Roman Catholic Church in Europe is really depressing. Across the World there are rowdy voices heckling the hierarchies and thanks to enormous powers of the media, these voices are getting louder and louder each day. Yet, this is not the place to discuss blames and accusations. It is clear that the Roman Church is losing the higher moral ground on which she has stood for some time. There will be chances of repentance, pleas for forgiveness, and occasions of renewal. The terrible sufferings of those who have been abused cry up to the Heavens and so is the sorrow of all those involved in this sad chapter of Church history.

The whole Church is afflicted by this tragedy, not just the Roman Catholics and God forbids that sister Churches would try to use this occasion to gain populist consensus! 
As Paul said to the Corinthians "if one member suffers, all suffer together with it" (1Cor 12:26); so I say to you: "Pray for the Church!" Pray for our Church, for the Roman Catholic Church and for all those caught up in the abuses. 
We are all One Body and if part of our body is suffering, what do we do? Try to make it better; to heal it!

Support Your Priests!
Pray for the Church!
Support Your Priests!

Almighty God, 
to whom all hearts be open, all desires known, 
and from whom no secrets are hid; 
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts 
by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, 
that we may perfectly love Thee, 
and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name; 
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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