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Fr. Bob VerEecke, SJ, has been pastor of St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill at Boston College for the past 22 years.
April 21st, 2010
A message for those feeling the weight of the ongoing crisis in the Church
The following reflection was adapted from a homily given on the second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2009. Last Sunday there were around 3,000 people in our church to celebrate Easter. My question a week later is, “Where did they all go?” It’s too easy to simply say that the 2000 people who did not return a week later and may not return again until Christmas are “Christmas and Easter Catholics.” Is a once-or-twice visit to Church enough to satisfy one’s spiritual or ritual needs, that someone can say, “That’s enough for me”? As a parish that tries very hard to create an environment of inclusion and acceptance where faith and beauty are interwoven, we can ask…
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