More and more, it will be imperative for the Catholic who lives in an ever-growing secularist environment to embody a commitment to the totality of the Church’s teachings. A half-hearted Catholic will not be able to stand against the criticisms of those who find the Church as an archaic remnant of a time passed. They will be ill equipped to defend the Church against a material rationalistic society.Arch Mil
My conclusion to the question of the face of the Catholic Church in the United States is that we will be smaller but stronger, because we will stand for the truth given to us through the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Church instituted by Christ. But even as we become smaller and stronger, we will still be called to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.