New York Post focusing on why she is a proud Catholic, despite recent media attacks attempting to drag down the Catholic Church..- Carolyn E. Davis, a staff writer for Us Weekly magazine, wrote a moving column published Easter Sunday in the
âSure, it was explained to me when I converted that the gate would be narrow, but I had no idea,â she wrote.
Born ânothing,â Davis completed her adult catechism and chose to become a Catholic in 2000, âto the thinly veiled displeasure of people close to me.â
âArchbishop Fulton Sheen put it right when he said, âThere are not over a hundred people in the US that hate the Catholic Church, there are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church, which is, of course, quite a different thing,ââ she said.
Davis acknowledged that âthe horrific replay of the 2002 clerical sexual-abuse scandals has again stirred up sadness, anger and the inevitable stream of negative postings on my social-networking feeds.â
âThere is zero tolerance for pedophiles in the Church today,â she explained, âAnd the test of moral credibility the Holy See is charged with really applies to the whole church â not just clergy but the whole mystical body of Christ.â
âIf we all made this past Lenten season a truly repentant and earnest one, then weâre surely continuing on the path to clearing out the evil and healing those who still suffer its terrible wounds. The beauty of Easter isnât just the expiation of our own sins but that Jesus suffered and was put to death in the flesh once for us all (1 Peter 3:18) and that his resurrection holds the great promise of his return (Luke 21:25-28),â Davis also wrote.
âThe Catholic Church,â she continued âis more than this scandal. I, for one, want to help serve with a church that has done more to help the sick, poor, hungry, suffering and forgotten than any other group in recorded human history.â
âThrough everything my relationship with Jesus, especially in the Eucharist, is the source and summit of my spiritual strength and the one thing I will never abandon.â
âResurrectio Domini, spes nostra! The resurrection of Christ is our hope!â she concluded.