“There are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church—which is, of course, quite a different thing. These millions can hardly be blamed for hating Catholics because Catholics “adore statues;” because they “put the Blessed Mother on the same level with God;” because they “say indulgence is a permission to commit sin;” because the Pope “is a Fascist;” because the Church “is the defender of Capitalism.” If the Church taught or believed any one of these things, it should be hated, but the fact is that the Church does not believe nor teach any one of them. It follows then that the hatred of the millions is directed against error and not against truth. As a matter of fact, if we Catholics believed all of the untruths and lies which were said against the Church, we probably would hate the Church a thousand times more than they do.”
Often times Roman Catholics are misunderstood in their beliefs. Sacred Hearts parishioners try hard to have the deepest relationship with Jesus Christ as they can. The faith of the Catholic Church in its simplest form can be found in our creed. A more complete in depth explanation of our traditions and our faith can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our parishioners fortify their relationship with Christ by being good practicing Catholics, to do this they follow the precepts of the Catholic Church which are the bare minimum one has to do to considered oneself Catholic.