House visit is a very bold and ambitious pastoral strategy as it has become in decades past, the road less traveled, an unfamiliar turf in Catholic Evangelization. But since at the present moment, the church is under siege, facing one of the toughest times in her history, I’d like to provide inroads to the many challenges confronting the grassroots and hopefully, a reformed Catholicism will soon emerge. But, never the end of it.
As long as we remain faithful in our commitment to orthodoxy, spectacular changes will come along the way. This program, a work in progress, has got the impression of raising the bar. That’s exactly the point. We cannot afford to settle in a minimalist approach. It’s designed not simply to perpetuate the institution nor to increase Sunday collection, much less seek popularity but put Catholics back in the pew. We may establish as many guidelines and policies as we possibly can but if we’re not in keeping with the Word, we’re on the losing end. This morning, when I was pulling my car off the garage, I saw a group of people enthusiastically sticking flyers at doors, including mine. When I picked it up, it’s a vacation bible school invitation from a baptist church. Heck! they’re trying convert the Priest. But, of course, that wasn’t their intention. Amen.