Catholic by Choice
~ Cardinal Pell
(from Cardinal Pell Explains Role of Church and Faith in Public Life)
In the modern age it is indeed important for us to be reminded that it is not enough for Catholics to live our lives simply "being" Catholic on the side, but to choose to live out our Catholic faith fully with regard to our state in life.
I might add as a side note that this "choice" does not happen once at Confirmation - contrary to what many believe today. Our choice for faith must happen throughout our lives or our Confirmation will bear no fruit and in the end have no meaning if its graces were not cooperated with.
As a second side note, there's a great new blog I just found: Roman Catholic by Choice, check it out!
Cheers for Cardinal Pell - I ask our Lady to continue to intercede for him to God as he faces the difficult situation in rapidly secularizing Australia. Memorare...