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Sacré-Cœur in Paris (photo: Leonhard Niederwimmer / Pixabay/CC0)

God inscribed your soul with an identity belonging only to him. Nothing less than union with him will ultimately satisfy.

By Regis Martin, EWTN News, April 3, 2021

Regis Martin

A young man, incensed by a Church so resistant to change that it would not adapt itself to meet his needs, approached the future St. Teresa of Calcutta to ask where he should start to shake things up. What structures ought to be dismantled straightaway? Where is the starting point? She answered him quite simply: “You and I are the starting point!”

It is only the witness of sanctity, in other words, not new and improved structures, that can save anyone. Your parish priest is not a saint? What about your bishop — is he too a boob? Then why don’t you become a saint and surprise the hell out of both of them?

“Whoever pretends to reform the Church,” writes George Bernanos, “with the same means used to reform temporal society — not only will he fail in his undertaking, but he will infallibly end by finding himself outside the Church.” …