... from the International Eucharistic Congress in Chicago, 1926.
We need our Catholic identity back. We need people who practice their faith inside and outside a church building. We need people who know what it means to be Catholic. We need people who know what it means to be part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In an age where the most simple, unlearned but pious peasant woman sometimes seems to know more about her faith than an educated theologian (if not priest or even bishop), we need Catholic heroes, witnesses, martyrs. And we need them now. The only places in Europe where the faith seems not to be dying are traditional communities or monasteries with a history that goes way back. This is not enough. So I encourage you to pray. I will.