Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches
Description: Ireland, Germany, Switzerland...Is it Apostasy or is it a transition from a Catholicism of Compliance to a Catholicism of Catechesis? Are we just in the No-Man’s Land after an Ecumenical Council and this confusion represents a purging and reorientation that, as Benedict predicted, would result in a smaller but more faithful Church? In John 12:1-2 Jesus says “I am the True Vine and my Father is the Gardner. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” Is the situation in Europe an example of this? What do you think? Give us a call at 877-573-7825.
Fr Gerald Murray
Fr Murray is the pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in New York. He was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1998. Fr Murray has appeared as a commentator on religious topics on EWTN, Fox News, MSNBC and other outlets. He served in the US Naval Reserve Chaplain Corps from 1994 to 2005. You can read his writings at thecatholicthing.org.