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The question has been asked. Do today’s Catholics think a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is possible. I would have to answer, Of course, they do! At least in my parish.

I grew up in South Alabama in a town where the Protestants were many and the Catholics were few–in fact, for many years, there were only a handful of us, along with a handful of Jews. The Jews and the Catholics stood out. And sometimes, we were looked at with caution. We were used to hearing about ‘a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.’ We were used to talk about ‘getting saved.’ And it was talked about often. As Catholic children, we were told by our parents and grandparents to defend our faith, and that meant we had to know it. That was ‘normal’  for me then. (more…)