Why the Church is Not Doomed

Will captures exactly the experience of a convert. Amid so many wonders, the wonder of human sin and evil is not enough by a long shot to keep anybody who has seen the Church from entering Her. It’s been a rough year for the Church, but at the end of the day, the evils we’ve seen have never remotely come close to shaking my faith in any aspect of the revelation Jesus Christ has given us through his Body. It’s just confirmed for me that it’s wheat and tares till the end of time (which I knew) and that the Church has room for schmucks (so there’s room for me!). The only sane response to Christ’s gift of Catholic faith is wonder and gratitude–and a renewed determination that sin be cast out, victims healed, and sinners redeemed, starting with ourselves.