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A Layman's Plea for Tolerance of Catholics Comments

For all those inclined to revile the Church and what it stands for, practicing Catholics like me have a humble request - attend any mass at any time at any Catholic church in the world.  It won't take more than an hour of your time, you won't be asked to convert, and I can promise you that the priest will encourage you to do only one thing - love thy neighbor as you might love yourself.   Continue Reading

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  1. John
    1 year ago

    Excellent article!! May I add a few words by Cardinal Newman," If it were not for the Catholic Church, many, many wont be able to pick up a pen to criticize her."

  2. Stephen
    1 year ago

    Most anti-Catholic sentiment can be traced to an ignorance and/or misunderstanding of the beliefs of the Church and its liturgies and rituals. The propaganda is usually fueled by foolish persons with little or no understanding of the Christian Faith and, just as importantly, the development of Church tradition over the centuries. As I tell my Protestant friends, at least we Catholics know what we believe. Put 10 Prots in a room together and most will never come to an agreement on what Christians should believe and how they should worship. As much as they bash us, they spend even more time bashing each other. Just check out their discussion websites online for an eyeful. I call them the Church of Babel.

  3. John D Listi
    1 year ago

    Great announcemnet that the Catholic Church is peaceful , life giving place. Thanks for your beautiful common sense. The whole world should realize that Catholics are the intellectual and life giving branch of the human race. All Theist ... Atheist and agnostics realize your words and actions hurt yourself more than anyone.

  4. timothy canezaro
    1 year ago

    ToA wonderfully well thought out piece by a Catholic Layman. Open in nature and tone, it lays out a nice invitation to any of those people, and we all know who they are that hate everything catholic, from the people, to the prayers, the saints, the virgin mother, just about anytthing in our Faith we hold dear and precious, non catholics often feel to disrespect and criticize without a deeper inquiry. Your invitaion TO ALL is one. I have heard repeated over and over again by priests. Hopefully a few decide to take you up on that offer.


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