Monday, August 05, 2013

Matt C. Abbott: "'I was asked how I could still be Catholic...'"

Matt C. Abbott column
'I was asked how I could still be Catholic...'

Matt C. Abbott
Matt C. Abbott
August 5, 2013

A good friend of mine, Susan E. Gorski, recently sent out the following reflection to those on her email list:

I was asked how I could still be Catholic with all the scandals going on and all the people who have abandoned the faith and say they are Catholic but they don't practice.

My Catholic faith does not rest on any solitary person or group save for One: Christ Jesus. A bad priest, a bad example, a scandal or a series of scandals, will not cause me to abandon my faith.

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Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic columnist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He has worked in the right-to-life movement and is a published writer focused on Catholic and social issues. He can be reached at