For some weeks now, a good portion of the Catholic blogosphere has been focused on several painful and controversial stories, national and local. Posts and comboxes have been filled with statements of church teaching, rebuttals, accusations, distortion of facts, sweeping generalizations, personal denunciations, retaliation and name-calling that sometimes borders on the vicious.
The way some folks write when they believe they own the truth can be both destructive and disheartening. You might think that the truth would embolden those who are convinced that they possess it and yet some will fire their salvos only from the safe bunkers of anonymity.
Zeal for the truth is surely virtuous but to bludgeon our siblings in the faith with one doctrine or another might end in doing more damage to the Body of Christ than the harm we'd hoped to heal and avoid in the first place.
Let's pray for one another that the wisdom of faith be the truth we seek and that, together, we find ways to share it for healing and building up of the Body of Christ.
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