This thread is actually built on the premise that Catholics are actually Catholic, and not Protestant Catholics. I am a cradle Catholic and my family in california would say they are Catholic. They have totally rejected me. It’s just as hard for a cradle Catholic to be in the Catholic Church as it is for a Protestant to enter the Catholic Church. If everyone loves you in todays Catholic Church you are in big trouble!!! If you even DARE to open your mouth, and speak the truth, you’ll be persecuted. Jesus promised that.
EXAMPLE: Ask the people at Catholic Answers how many times any of their apoplgist have spoke at St. Columbans, in Orange County, California, in the last (HOW MANY YEARS HAVE THEY BEEN IN EXISTENCE) years?
I am NOT NICE! Thank You , sweet, loving, kind, Jesus
This is an excellent piece of work. It is true that if everyone likes you, than, you are in big trouble. To remain Catholic within the Catholic Church is harder because of the ‘attacks’ from our own. A lot of Catholics continue to be Cafeteria Catholics and continue to pick and choose. A lot of Catholics are into New Agie kinda stuff…this is the hardest…as they do not see anything wrong with it because the results are positive. For example: taichi, yoga, etc, etc.
Jesus did not ask us to be nice. He asked us to spread the Good News with truth in a charitable way. (I hate the word ‘nice’). Nice is so saccharine it gives me cavities. There is nothing charitable about being ‘nice’. It is just a good cop-out.
You may get 'persecuted ’ by our protesting friends, but we will get it worse from our own fellow Catholics (priests included).