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Feb 3, 2023·edited Feb 3, 2023Author

Beautifully written. I see so many wander away from their faith, not walk away, largely because they do not fully understand what they are abandoning. They never encountered our Lord. Part of this is a luke-warm attitude about salvation among so many Catholics. This results in an "everyone is going to heaven attitude", so why bother. The Lord needs Catholics to be active evangelists, excited about their faith and mostly, in love with God. We tend to often default to a live and let live attitude. Heaven is truly at stake and we need to be more assertive about this.

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I walked away in the ‘90s and returned recently. There’s a lot behind that, but a central issue is that we’ve gone from a culture that used to respect Christian values, to non-Christian values after the ‘60s, to anti-Christian values today. In your teens and 20s, it’s easy to get swept up in that without fully realizing what’s happening. Today, being Catholic is truly counter-cultural.

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"Walking away from the truth once I know the truth cannot lead me to salvation." What a great article, and I hope more Millennials will follow your lead as you are indeed very much a leader.

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🥰🥰🥰The Eucharist🥰🥰🥰

I was at the DYC a few weeks ago and a sister there talked about this little autistic girl who could only respond when someone talked to her. She was at Mass (graduated from the cry room) and ran up the aisle to sit in front of the altar. As the priest was consecrating the bread and wine the little girl started saying, “Hello! Hello!” She only responded verbally when talked to first. Then when the priest put the ciborium in the tabernacle the little girl started saying, “Goodbye! I love you too!”

I’m crying writing this. It was so powerful to hear that.

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Feb 3, 2023Liked by Kelly Ann Tallent, Chantal LaFortune, Dave DuBay, Christina M. Sorrentino

Yes,exactly! Growing up my Dad was a Catholic and my Mum a die hard Evangelical Protestant. Occasionally I would invite her to Mass. She always said no. When I was 16, one Sunday she said I think I will go today. We walked into the church. I genuflected and entered the pew. Then realized my mother wasn't with me. I turned to the aisle, and there she stood staring at the Tabernacle. I had never told her what Catholics believed about the Eucharist. It took me a couple of minutes to get her attention and into the pew where she sat continuing to stare at the Tabernacle. At home I took her aside and asked why she did that. She answered God was there! Really there in that box! Obviously my mother converted!

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Please continue to be a witness to the world and to the next generation. God bless you, Christina!

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Excellent essay. Beautiful testimony.

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