Why am I Catholic. I am Catholic because I love the Lord. I love Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I love his and my Father. I love God. Jesus Christ is my friend. This is why I love Benedict. I saw and felt a kindred spirit. I feel lost in the current transition. I have become hostile and angry, defensive and uncaring in the past few weeks.
I don’t understand but tried to understand this phenomenon. I can’t. To say that I feel thrown under the bus instead of traveling on the bus with our current Pope would sum it up. BUT, I don’t think this is fair. Francis has not said anything I don’t think is true. His emphasis is different but I think is good. What then, is the problem? I’ve blamed it on the media, etc. but I don’t know. I am praying about it because in the end, it is not about the Pope, the Bishop or the priest. It is about my friendship with Christ and so, I think something might be amiss, something I don’t want to see or understand. I’m praying about that.