Sunday, January 11, 2015
From Mark Mallett: Losing Our Children
THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for January 5th-10th, 2015 of the Epiphany
Liturgical texts here
I have had countless parents come up to me in person, or write me saying, “I don’t understand. We took our children to Mass every Sunday. My kids would pray the Rosary with us. They would go to spiritual functions… but now, they’ve all left the Church.”
The question is why? As a parent of eight children myself, the tears of these parents has sometimes haunted me. Then why not my kids? In truth, every one of us has free will. There is no formula, per se, that if you do this, or say that prayer, that the outcome is sainthood. No, sometimes the outcome is atheism, as I’ve seen in my own extended family.