Thank you for posting this, Jessica. Rush seems to have it right.
Reading this, I was thinking that the media seems to think that the church needs to change to get more
members. The church is actually there, in all her majesty and tradition, to support human nature and
dignity and help all of us find God.
One cannot find God on your own terms, and with your own ideas, that deviate from the path for finding
Him. In other words, we need the Church, the Church does not need us. The media thinks the opposite.
I would like to relate something that some very close friends who are Orthodox Jews told me. They said
that Judaism around the world is shrinking but we don't want people to become Jews. It is not easy to be
a Jew. It is a hard life. This family has the same values that we as Catholics have. No abortion, no
divorce, and they follow the strict Jewish laws on Sabbath. (My friends also happen to be very conservative.)
That makes me think of those who want the church to change. No we want the members of the Church to
The media has implanted the idea that the Church must change with the times. The Church's doctrines are exactly that. They might be refined to a limited degree, but never changed. If the media expects the Church to bow to the demands of modernism, the members of the media are sadly mistaken and will be disappointed.
We still need The Rock -- consistent in its teachings so that we have something to rely upon continually