Sunday, February 11


"Preach like Paul"

Catholics need solid preaching about Jesus, the cross and the Church, and not "feeling good" spiritual advice that demands no sacrifice, said Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee.
Preaching well means challenging people's complacency and, like Christ, occasionally "shaking things up," Archbishop Dolan said in Rome Jan.14. That cannot happen if preachers soft-pedal the cross, he said.

"Maybe the greatest threat to the Church is not heresy, nor dissent, not secularism, not even moral relativism, but this sanitized, feel-good, boutique, therapeutic spirituality that makes no demands, calls for no sacrifice, asks for no conversion, entails no battle against sin, but only soothes and affirms," he said.

National Catholic Register, February 4, 2007 issue, page 3

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