As the world gets crazier and crazier, the Catholic Church will seem increasingly sane to many. So all the Church has to do in this weird world is don’t be crazy. Don’t join the parade of celebrated lunacy. In plainer terms, stay Catholic. That’s all the Catholic Church needs to do. Stay Catholic.
Yes, being sane is countercultural nowadays.
The idea that God created the world as an act of love and wants us to love Him is still counter cultural. The idea that life is sacred and that people are never to be treated as a means but always as an end is countercultural. It’s news to many people still. It’s the Good News.
The other side has a different story to tell. It’s a darker story and it’s filled with accidental beings on a desolate planet floating aimlessly through nothingness. Somehow right now, they’re winning but that’s mainly because many people enjoy that dark thought because it puts no responsibility on them to treat others a certain way or to improve themselves.
So even for those who worship a God but only a God of the age, the truth is that when God is malleable, you become fixed. There is no self-improvement when there is no elevated standard. When God is shaped to the whims and fads of the day, you are not worshipping God but yourself.
Anyway, this news story is in line with that. The Church doesn’t need to adapt to modern times. When the Church is consistent and fixed on Christ, it stands out against everything else that moves.
The UK Telegraph reports: “An Anglican Bishop who has previously criticised the direction of the Church of England has converted to Catholicism
Bishop Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, who was Bishop of Rochester from 1994 until 2009, confirmed suspicions earlier this morning, telling The Telegraph that he had been considering the move “for some years”.
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