Why do people leave the Catholic Church? Perhaps because they are not finding the truth and caring they need. Instead they are being treated as ‘customers’, or ‘data’, or even as ‘suckers’.

No matter what we think about the clergy, we need to pray for them, work with them, and frequent the sacraments — as we struggle to be faithful and fruitful in our vocation.

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us, and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair, nor be despondent, but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy Itself. Amen. Sr. Faustina