Christ Always Offers Hope Amid Disorder| National Catholic Register

If I had to sum up the mood of many Catholics right now, I’d use just one word: Despair. Despair seems to be everywhere among the faithful. I hear it in conversations nearly every day with family, friends, business leaders, lay leaders, philanthropists and many others. I read in Catholic publications on a regular basis. It seems like the only place I haven’t heard despair is from the pulpit. But it has come close a couple of times.  I get why despair is so widespread. A lot of depressing and disheartening trends surround us — and not just the coronavirus pandemic and terrible challenges of the past 18 months. In my 66 years, I’ve never seen the culture so disturbingly opposed to the truth. Religious liberty is under sustained assault. Across the country, faithful Catholics and other religious believers face mounting pressure to violate our beliefs as a condition of civic participation. 

Christ Always Offers Hope Amid Disorder| National Catholic Register

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