Well, here we go again...


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I think it might be time for you to make a commitment. Commit to the Catholic Church and learn to work through your struggles rather than run. It is very much like getting married.


#22

What in the world should I do? I feel like it's just a matter of time before something in Catholicism offends me (as inevitably happens) and off I'll go back to the Anglicans.

Sweet heart, remember that you cannot judge the church from the people but you must remember that it is a spiritual church. It was the first church founded by Jesus's appostles Peter and Paul. She contains all the blessed Sacrement.

Perhaps, you need to watch or read book about Saint, to reinforce your faith. Read the bible. You have free will, it is why, God isn't putting pressure on you to remain with his church but, you seem to have a lot of help. You must make a decision in your heart and know without question that the Catholic faith is the way.

Pray for the church and pray for the priest.

Here are quote from Padre Pio:

"Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer."

"Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart."

"Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle?"

"The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat. "

"Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament."

"Fear not because God is with you."

"Prayer is the oxygen of the soul."

"Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: "Today, if you hear God's voice, harden not your heart." Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours. "

"Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!"

"The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain."


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