Ignatian Spirituality witnesses that Christians, though battered and bruised, form the People of God.
When you read the Acts of the Apostles and follow the course of history, it soon becomes apparent that the Church is far from perfect.
The Catholic Church is one big dysfunctional religious family and there are, sadly, too many instances where the Church has fallen into serious sin. That having been said, despite the loony relatives in the attic and many other distractions, it is where I belong.
As a friend wrote to me, “You spend way too much time muttering, ‘I’m outta here,’ stay anyway and quote James Joyce through gritted teeth: ‘Here comes everybody.'”
Ignatian Spirituality points to the Church as a reliable source of God’s grace.