We can, we must criticise the church when we feel it doesn’t respond to our expectations, because it’s absolutely right to seek to improve it. But we should always criticise it like a mother, never a mother-in-law!

The disciple of Christ is a witness. Christian’s witness can get into difficulties, it can become martyrdom. The step is short, indeed it is martyrdom that gives value to the testimony. Remember Saint Paul:  “I desire to die even to be with Christ.” Here, this desire becomes a desire for communion that transcends even life. “ - Blessed Pino Puglisi