[quote="upbeatjonm, post:1, topic:263683"]
If you ever read the news from Yahoo, or probably any other web source, there are comments that anyone can make at the bottom of the story.
Anytime that there is any news about Catholics, particularly the Pope, the comments seems to run about 30 to 1 against the Church, calling the Pope a pedofile, and other very mean spirited attacks.
Occasionally I will put in my own two cents to counter what they are saying, but this seems very fruitless. These comment sections are very depressing, as I can't believe how most people seem to react to anything Catholic.
Anything we do besides pray?
On the internet? No. People are jerks on the internet because they can be. Anonymity is a double-edged sword. In real life? Yes. Don't argue with people, words do nothing, and frankly, there's probably nothing you could say that they haven't heard before. But, if you show them through your attitude and actions that the Catholic church isn't what they think, well, that's a lot harder to argue with because it isn't just a claim, you're giving them a fact. Show them patience, kindness, love, and that you are a happy person. You may not win converts like that, but you help ease the tension and hostilities.