I wonder, how is the scandal affecting Catholics’ church-going?
A faithful Pray Tell reader writes: “My husband (an adult convert to Catholicism) can’t go to church anymore. He just feels utterly betrayed. I continue to go, but it hasn’t been the same. Not that I was ever dewey-eyed, but the things we’ve seen would shock even the most cynical.”
On the other hand, a confrere reports this from an AA meeting. A woman shares that she’s been away from the Catholic Church for decades. With the Church so much in the news lately, it got her to thinking about things. She misses the old liturgy as she remembers it, but she’s still glad to be back!
What’s it like out there? What are people saying about their Catholic practice through all this? We welcome your reports.