Which Church?

It's hard to be Catholic.  One of the things that makes it hard?   That there are actually two Catholic Churches - the stereotype of the Church and the actual Church. 

The current debate about marriage reveals just how far apart the two can get.  It also shows us which one is doing a better job of spreading its "teachings." 

Which is why the readings for this non-descript Sunday buried deep in Ordinary Time are so important.  They're all about marriage, in the actual Catholic Church. 

And when it comes to marriage, the differences between the actual Church and the stereotype couldn't be more striking. 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Sunday