The Living Presence Eclipses the Scandal

The Catholic Church has been under fire for it’s human failings… the clerical disgraces caused by the now being revealed sexual offenses. This has been cause for many to pause, doubt, and altogether dismiss the Catholic Church as being disreputable, flawed, untruthful. And from a surface point of view that would seem plausible. However, despite these significant human failings I experience a completely different perspective; one that has at it’s core the Living Presence of God in the substantial form of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. This is the core and perfect base for the Catholic Church. It is this Living Core which supplants all the human failings, and nurtures each individual with the perfection of Itself. This has been my discovery and cuts to the core of all that I know.

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After the Scandal, does any Beauty Remain?

     What is still beautiful about the Catholic Church?  Everything.  The beauty of the CatholicChurch is unchanging.  Clergy in both high and low places have sinned grievously, and thus the Church is wounded, just as Christ was scourged before His crucifixion, so now the Church is suffering her own scourging.  The Catholic faith is rooted in Christ who is her founder, not in the men He has chosen to lead it.  Men will fail, but Jesus will not.  When He gave the keys of the kingdom to St. Peter he told him that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church.  Jesus only speaks the truth.

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