Letter: Catholic teachings are worth striving toward
I read with interest the story on a survey of some European Catholics and how they have rejected the Church’s teaching on sexual morality (“Catholics reject church’s sex rules,” Monitor Religion page, Feb. 8).
Personally speaking as a convert to Catholic Christianity, I have found the church’s teaching, which is based on the Bible and 2,000 years of the Church, to be something we should strive to live out, even though at times not easy. (Many things in life that are worthwhile are not easy!)
Here are two examples: the teaching that children are a gift from God and that fertility is a gift, too, that should be controlled by only natural methods rather than chemical. These teachings are good and by God’s grace we try to live them as part of our faith.
Please occasionally highlight positive stories about faith. For example Catholic Charities does a tremendous amount of work in the state, including running the food bank and working with the elderly.