I have been really bothered by something I read in Sunday's paper. It was a reflection by a newly fallen-away Catholic. This was his first Easter away from the Church, a result of a decision he made just as Lent was about to begin. Kind of a "Heck, this is just too much to believe any more."
I keep wanting to respond, but I suspect that "this kind of demon can only be driven out by prayer." I say that because the essay, while reflecting some interior anguish and loss, was really characterized by arrogant language. I find it hard to get past that to the person inside who probably never knew the Church or his Catholic faith as well as he ought, or as well as he presumed. So I guess I will just keep praying for this person (and hoping someone wiser than I will find a way to get through to him!), though I really would like to dare him to read von Balthasar's "Heart of the World" (where he would find many of his objections expressed and mysteriously answered by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century: a mind that remained fully Catholic!).