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Who We Are
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What Can I DO?
Catholic Complacency exists because it’s been allowed to; perhaps even cultivated by those entrusted with helping us gain our salvation.
Great leadership combats Complacency! So, what can ordinary good lay people do? Click here for a short list for your consideration.
Our Mission Statement
4C TODAY is an organization of Catholic laity concerned about the apathy and complacency prevalent within the Catholic community of the United States. We believe we are experiencing a leadership crisis; a crisis evidenced by the dwindling practicing Catholic population and the persecution of Catholics in today's society. 4C Today intends to encourage Catholic Bishops and Priests to more boldly and clearly proclaim the beauty of Catholicism. Our goal is to increase Church attendance and, as a result, witness the eventual restoration of a Culture of Life in America. These goals are consistent with each other.
What We Do
Ours is a group of Laity deeply concerned about the Leadership void. We've taken the name "Catholics Confronting Complacent Catholicism", CCCC, or 4C, to draw attention to the problem. Our goal is to awaken the moral conscience of Catholics in this Country, through the leadership of our Bishops and priest at the urging of faithful lay people. We will focus our attention on encouraging Catholic Leadership to become more proactive in promoting the practice of our faith, especially in the daily events that threaten it. We seek to assist in re-establishing pride in being catholic as a necessary remedy for complacency. We will be guided by the truth of Catholic precepts. Our message will be delivered in the respectful manner rightfully due the bishops, the clergy, and the laity with whom we some in contact.
The social history of the United States has been heavily influenced by the country's Roman Catholic Church. As the champion of the poor and the common man, the Church has led the way for reforms which improved the quality of life for all Americans. From Woman's Suffrage, to Labor Unions, and Civil Rights, the Church has stood up and defended the inalienable rights of the citizens of our country. The basis of its actions has been the moral principles and foundations of our faith which coincide, and are consistent, with this country's Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
We call upon the Church to again pronounce its Truths and Beauty as evidenced in its founding by Jesus Christ himself. The Catholic Church must once again be an effective force in influencing our county and culture. It is called upon to preach the principles of our religion, and the principles upon which our country was founded, most of which are embedded in faith.
An organization exists from which leadership should emerge to meet these challenges. The United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) consists of the most powerful men of the Church; those men ordained by our Holy Father, The Pope, to lead us, the laity, in matters consistent with our Catholic faith. It is these men who have the responsibility of doing so; and we Catholic Laity, have the responsibility to follow and obey. We stand ready to follow.
hold him as an example for the 21st
re-make of spiritual leadership of the Catholic Church in America.
We dedicate our website to his honor, working and praying for his
elevation to sainthood.