if every Catholic in the world today truly embraced the faith, returned to Mass and the sacraments, lived the commandments, beatitudes and works of mercy, listened to and lived the Gospel, by tomorrow morning all war and division would cease and the kingdom would be realized
Just because every Catholic becomes a truly practicing Catholic, does not mean an end to war and suffering. In the early Church, I bet pretty much all Christians were practicing and still a great many died in the coliseum.
My guess is that it might get a lot worse. The evil one would probably step up his efforts against us in an effort to drive us from our faith. But remember, the Apostles rejoiced because they found that they were worthy to suffer for their faith. Should we be any different?
*]Seminaries would be overflowing
*]We would have a world wide shortage of hosts and wine
*]Birth Control companies would go bankrupt
*]babyfood companies and diaper companies would see a boom
*]Europe might survive
*]Sunday mass would be standing room only
*]Weekday mass would be full too
*]BlestOne would be seen doing the yippee dance
Why would you think the world would change? There still would be sin. Being Catholic doesn’t make you perfect or sinless! How many Catholics do you know have abortions, sex before marriage, commit adultery, etc? Just becoming a practicing Catholic doesn’t change things much. We’d just have a bigger number of people knowing that they are actually sinners.
And expect to see the number of converts rise exponentially - if we all became perfect Catholics then we’d be out there actually getting people to join, setting a good example for others, and missionary efforts would greatly increase.
No, but by embracing the faith, the believer also must embrace his own sinfulness. This should lead to an attitude of repentance, confession, reconciliation, and hopefully sanctification, where the penitent is actively seeking holiness. See, we’re not that far from each other.