Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 19, 2019 / 02:17 am
During times of scandal and confusion, Catholics should strive for personal holiness and fidelity to the Church, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said in a talk last week.
"Christ sent his disciples out in his name, with his authority, to continue his work in the world as the Church - and only through the Church can we even be talking about Jesus today," he said.
"The fidelity of Catholics to the Church, generation after generation, even when her leaders have been foolish or weak or sinful - that fidelity is what carries the message of the Gospel through time."
Faithfulness to the Church is not a mere act of servitude, but "a choice to participate in the act of giving life to the world," Chaput said, adding that the Church is how Christ can be known, and how God's will can be known in our lives.