Friday, December 27, 2013
Catholics Must Continue to Go to Mass, Regardless of the Circumstances
Catholics must attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. There are no exceptions and no provisions for bullying. One option is to change parishes. If that's what it takes to leave the bully (or bullies) behind, then this is usually the best solution.
However, especially in this age of mergers and closings, many people live in an area with only one Catholic church. So staying and praying is the only option.
We all have crosses. Spiritual abuse is a heavy one because it involves our freedom to worship God, without distractions and a lot of nonsense. Spend as much time as you can in front of the Blessed Sacrament. This will give you the peace that only Christ alone can bring.
Flickr photo top by Phil Roeder