Letter to a Suffering Church
This weekend we will be offering - at no charge - copies of Bishop Robert Barron's book
Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks On the Sexual Abuse Crisis
. You may pick up your copy in the foyer before or after Mass.
Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?"
Bishop Robert Barron, founder of
Word on Fire
Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight.
Reading the current crisis through the lenses of Scripture and Church history, Bishop Barron shows that we have faced such egregious scandals before; that the spiritual treasures of the Church were preserved by holy men and women who recommitted themselves to fighting evil; and that there is a clear path forward for us today.
For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.
If you are unable to pick up a copy or - like me - you are comfortable with reading in electronic format, you can also obtain a copy for $0.99 (or, if you a member of Kindle Unlimited, for free) on Amazon at
Those who pray and suffer, leaving action for others, will not shine here on earth; but what a radiant crown they will wear in the kingdom of life! Blessed be the ‘apostolate of suffering’!
St. Josemaria Escriva
Our FORMED Recommendation for the Week
Video (35 minutes) -
Mother Teresa: Seeing the Face of Jesus
Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me
. Mother Teresa always remembered these words of Jesus. She said that she saw the face of Jesus in the face of each sick and dying person she helped. She asked the whole world to look for Jesus' face there, too. This movie presents the life and work of Mother Teresa with words and pictures that even the youngest child will enjoy. Children will happily learn that Mother Teresa was a person whose strong faith and trust in God helped her to make incredible changes in our world.
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on Friday, July 26 at 3:00PM