[quote=sparkle]I have wondered the same exact thing myself, as we are presently going to an Episcopal Church and it is one of the issues I am dealing with. We love our Church, but when I think of this fact, it discourages me. I hold to the principles of the RCC, but have not found one yet that we like as well. This Episcopal Church is filled with people filled with the spirit, Christ’s love, wonderful Homily’s, a dear Priest, good music, just all around great! The Catholic Churches in my area are all dead as a doornail.
I’ve wondered and contemplated the same thing! Maybe I haven’t really grown enough in my Catholic Faith yet to make a firm decision, as I haven’t even been confirmed yet, probably not until next Easter.
I look at it as we are all people, all sinners, all Christ’s Body. There are good and bad Christians and Catholics any and everywhere. I feel if you find a Church you like, and we worship God there, then voila, Christ will meet us. I know, after speaking with this Priest, he says Yes, the Episcopal Church does believe in the real presence in the Eucharist. Yes, indeed, and I feel the entire congregation is aware of this too.
So, it puzzles me a bit, knowing the reason for their break in the first place.
You’re not alone----
Hello, can I say that when we see a Church that we don’t agree with what is going on, then it is hard to remain, but Jesus has to remain in them.
I have over the years become a message junkie, but never crossing the line at totally believing them, just let time take care of the truth.
Now even though I don’t like many things in my church, well Jesus is still there, and as long as I receive Him as food for my soul, then that is all that matters.
Also the Rosary, Scapular,Holy water in your house, don’t worry, the Church is being Crucifed, but as on Good Friday it was very sad, I believe that the Catholic Church shall rise from the ashes.
Amen I say to you Amen !!!