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Question from Anonymous on 10/10/2008:
I am a practicing catholic in CA and have been saddened to learn that practically all the other catholics I attend church with each Sunday are voting for a pro-choice candidate, voting against a ban on same sex marriage, and justifying it along the way, as are the pastors in many of the surrounding churches. I have recently become aware of the website National Catholic Reporter. Most, if not all, of these articles seem to be very liberal and against true church teachings. I've been made to feel racist, judgemental & discriminating for my conservative view. What is going on?????
Answer by Judie Brown on 10/11/2008:
First of all, you are not wrong; what is wrong is the crisis of faith among many Catholics, not only in the pew but in the pulpit. First I recommend that you read the brilliant pastoral letter issued by Bishops Kevin Farrell and Kevin Vann (Dallas/Fort Worth) who set forth the very principles that you believe in:
Second, perhaps you should read my book, Saving Those Damned Catholics: A Defense of Catholic Teaching which lays out the problem exactly as you describe it. As long as pulpits are silent on teaching the truth, Catholics will be afloat in a sea of moral relativism.
How to fix it? Pray for the wayward, talk to the wayward and constantly ask God for the graces to persevere. You are on the WINNING side!