"Not 100 in the United States hate the Roman Catholic Church, but millions hate what they mistakenly think the Roman Catholic Church is."
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
The level of misunderstanding of the Catholic Church, to me, is mindbogglingly. Being raised a protestant, the harsh judgment on the Catholic Church and what they "thought" it stood for was pervasive. Even today, the level of judgment on the Church is harsh, especially in the secular media.
My prayer is that people will look objectively at the Church and what it truly is. If they did, I believe that they would come to appreciate and love it as much as I do.
Thanks to McNamara's Blog for bringing this quote of Bishop Sheen's to my attention.