There’s no inner room if you take the outer room in with you.
Jesus doesn’t ask you to buy a raffle ticket.
If a church can’t survive on passing a basket it can’t survive.
If a church can’t survive it shouldn’t.
If a church doesn’t survive it’s no longer (or never was) a church.
The best thing the Catholic Church could do is start new parishes. Not combine existing parishes. Not renovate. Not restore. Not rebuild. Not even resurrect.
Establish. Brand new parishes. With no history or patrimony except the Virgin Tradition of the Saints.
Crucifix woven from hay.
Altar constructed of straw.
Tabernacle able to decay.
Penance is to offer up what time-alone desires.
Sacrifice is to give away what you’re told to cherish.
To one who believes penance and sacrifice are delight.