We, the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel, are a diverse
Catholic community dedicated to living the Gospel through the
active celebration of the sacraments, lifelong faith formation
and a continuing commitment to our neighbors.
The January Book Club will be discussing The Letter to a Suffering Church that is being distributed this weekend as a Christmas gift to the Parish Families…. ALL are welcome to come discuss this book in the Madonna Room on January 3rd from 6:30-7:30PM
First Friday Book Club
January Book: Letter to a Suffering Church
Date: January 3rd
The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today. It's been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruins. Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?"
In this stirring manifesto, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight. Reading the current crisis through the lenses of Scripture and Church history, Bishop Barron shows that we have faced such egregious scandals before; that the spiritual treasures of the Church were preserved by holy men and women who recommitted themselves to fighting evil; and that there is a clear path forward for us today.