What gives me hope for the Catholic Church? It's certainly not stories like this one. Or the many others that I come across either in print or on the internet.
Those stories break my heart on many levels. A priest attacking a child has to be the worst form of evil. My emotions run from wishing that man unimaginable agony to trying to pray for his mangled soul.
My prayers for the abused children/adults seem to be a tiny dab of salve that can't possibly give any relief to that kind of suffering. But I still pray.
What does give me hope for the Catholic Church? Amazing priests like Fr. Barron for one, but I am blessed to have friends and family (some Catholic and some not) who support my faith journey.
What gives you hope about our Church?
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