Today Mother Church honors St. Cyril of Jerusalem, known for this writing Catecheses. St. Cyril was one who knew the beauty of the Catholic faith and he sought to break it open that others might know and love it as well. This leads me to the quote of the day, this time from Archbishop Fulton Sheen, of happy memory:
"There are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church, which is of course, quite a different thing."
So many people are against the Church and her teachings these days. If only they could open themselves to the truth, depth, and beauty that she contains, they would soon join her ranks! Let us pray that hardened hearts may be softened by the gentle dew of the Spirit.