At this point in my life, I would identify myself as a bleeding-heart liberal far ahead of identifying myself as a Catholic. But the truth is, Catholicism is a part of who I am too – a part I struggle with mightily when it comes to social issues, particularly because I disagree with the church in so many ways and in such a profound way I find myself pretty much never going to church. And yet.
This Frank Bruni column in the New York Times on Sunday struck such a chord with me that I read it three times. This part, in particular, hit home: On the far side of all the church scandals and all its misspent energy, these Catholics still see a fundamental set of values, a compass, that they don’t want to lose touch with or give up on.
Have a read – I’d love to know what you think.