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  /   Sunday October 17, 2004  

I, and many other bloggers, have written much about how those in leadership positions have not done their jobs. I am convinced that a reform of the Church will not come at the hands of the hierarch. Even when the good men like Archbishop Burke speak out, we don’t see mass conversions but rather a manifestation of the mass confusion that is present in the Church today. This is not to say that our bishops shouldn’t speak out, but it does say that their words are not a miracle cure for the problems in the Church.

Holy lay people are going to do more for the Church than our hierarchy can do. The reason I experienced a reconversion about five years ago is that I met people who actually believe what the Church teaches. Before then, I was unaware that there were such people above the underside of heavy rocks. Conversion is very, very difficult when one hasn’t seen a real, live Catholic. For example, I can talk to you about dispensing medication in a pharmacy all I want. It won’t mean much to you unless you come in and see what we do. The same is true of having a living faith in Christ.

So, what does this have to do with the title of my post, the RCIA. I’m an RCIA team member. Today, I got to talk with a few of our candidates (and others who are there to learn). I’ve had the privilege of hearing how they came to their conversion. They remind me that there are people out there who can and will come to acceptance of Our Lord and His Church despite what the media will tell us. They remind me that the Holy Spirit is still working in people to bring them to a living faith. I know that I need them as much as they need me.

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