In a recent letter, a reader writes in reference to our feature, No More Platitudes: It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at the Crisis of Catholicism — “You actually talk about the issues with honesty and candor.”
Another says, “Right on … No more platitudes. Time to call a spade a spade.”
A third writes in, “How welcome is your honesty, integrity, and your faith shared with authentic love. Many of us draw strength from the goodly few.”
Simple testimonials, perhaps, but powerful ones. We cannot help the Church unless we can get to the bottom of the big questions. Catholicism is facing an identity crisis like never before. It cannot be restored until its teachings can be properly understood, and the false or novel teachings that have crept in are cast away.
We, like you, are searching. We, like you, are scouring everything we can find, looking for answers. We do not claim to have them all. The most we can do is offer you our best efforts at finding them. It feels uncomfortable, but honesty demands hard questions.
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Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.