There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner.
— Rosa Parks

Brothers & Sisters,

For someone who recently came back to the Catholic Church the past few weeks have been terribly difficult. I've spoken at length about what's been going on, but the latest news in the scandal regarding the Pope has me reeling. I've questioned everything the past couple weeks, and it seems like every time something new pops up I question everything all over again. How does one live like this? At what point do I say this is absolute madness? And I know the church is more about Christ and less about the people that run her but it's tough sometimes to get through the issues and realize that.

I'm supremely disappointed in everything that's been going on and have found it hard to continuously have my faith is shaken week in and week out. I don't think this is what I signed up, but I'm going to hold out and be stronger than what's going on because who am I to run away when Jesus didn't?

I am, however, going to do a lot of praying and thinking about all of the things that are going on. I guess I just need to center myself again, be strong and confident in my faith. We'll come out on the other side and be better for it, I just wish we didn't have to go through this in the first place.


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