Anyone who has been halfway paying attention will know that the Church is facing a serious crisis—one fueled by sexual scandals, financial corruption, and increasing doctrinal confusion.
It’s a crisis of more than just policy too. The utter failure of many in the hierarchy to faithfully teach and proclaim the most basic tenets of the faith, coupled with grave moral failings of literally thousands of clergy, calls into question for many the entire credibility and moral authority of the Church.
It is easy for us laity, faced with such grave scandals, to feel powerless. After all, we do not elect our leaders as we do in a democratic system. We can protest and make our voices heard, but ultimately we have no control whatsoever over the hierarchy.
We are faced with a choice. We can either ignore the situation and pretend everything’s fine, or we can take up weapons of a spiritual nature and pray and fast for the Church. I choose the latter, and I hope you will join me.
I invite all of you to join a movement of thousands of Catholics beginning Exodus 90 from January 21 until Easter. If you haven’t heard of Exodus 90, it’s a 90-day spiritual exercise involving focused fasting, prayer, and other forms of asceticism, together with other men.
I won’t lie. It will be challenging, and it will involve some real sacrifices. It will change how you spend your time, how you eat, and what media you consume. But if there’s ever time the Catholic church needs men to rise up and embrace prayer and penance, it is now.
As men, we are called to lead. Let’s shake off our complacency, take up our crosses, and deny ourselves for the good of our families, the Church, and the world. Join the waiting list using the link below to get notified when the start date begins.
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