Why Do Catholics Bother?

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Reflecting on Russel Shaw's new book about reclaiming our Catholic identity, especially in light of the controversy caused by Bishop Vasa's attempts to assert the Catholic identity of his diocesan schools, I thought it might be good to look at all the good things the Church tries to do and ask, "Why?" Why do Catholics run schools, hospitals, charity organizations and the like?  Are we just terminal do-gooder busy-bodies who can't just leave well-enough alone? Well, of course the answer to … [Read more...]