Responding to Anti-Catholic E-Mails
After 5 years, I have not left the Catholic faith after my umpteenth e mailing about a gambling priest or a pedophile or Mother Teresa's supposed abandonment of faith etc etc. I joined the Church in 2004 just when the priest scandals were finally starting to move from page one to page two of our local paper so if that didn't deter me from converting, I don't suspect the e mail campaign from my friend will either.
I have decided that for every negative e-mail I receive about the Church, I will respond with a positive story or video about the Church. I don't really think it will change my friend's view of Catholicism but it may cause someone on his e mailing list to think a bit. You never know who could be touched and what the Holy Spirit could use.
I just responded with the Epic by Catholics Come Home which is a professionally made video that is absolutely beautiful in its simplicity and elegance.
|"but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;"|