Tag: "Catholic Church"
By Johnna A. Pro
Talk Show Host
PITTSBURGH — I never expected to have a crisis of faith. During my college days and early 20s, I did that which many young adults do when they find the lure of modern society far more alluring than Sunday Mass. I set religion aside except for Christmas, Easter, weddings and funerals. I took communion; I skipped confession. I questioned the existence of God in a world filled with violence. It was all quite typical.
Such youthful folly ended on my first trip to Italy, the home of my heart and my family. In seeking my roots, I rediscovered my religion. One can’t explore the ancient churches in tiny towns and not see their beauty and architectural magnificence were inspired by the Divine. The poorest of the poor scraped together meager funds and collective talents to construct the buildings that would carry the faith through the generations.