"My most recent analysis ... reveals a striking trend: A generation of conservative young priests is on the rise in the U.S. Church." - Fr. Andrew Greeley, in the article, "Young Fogeys", from The Atlantic Magazine. January, 2004.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
What makes one "Catholic"?
A quote I have used often comes from a confrere of mine here in the Diocese of Metuchen:
"Going to Mass every Sunday does not make you a "good Catholic"; It just makes you "Catholic".
Anyone can go to Mass
Not everyone can pray the Mass
and fewer still can live the Mass.
I continue to pray that I can go and live the Mass. That would probably make me a "good" Catholic.
That is a great quote.
You got me thinking and wanted to find what the bible had to say about it. Here is something I found and liked and wanted to share.
Matthew 7: 18-20
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them
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