In the Western mindset, the last acceptable prejudice is against the Catholic Church. Not only in the mundane American, I find quite commonly that even those with relatively unconventional thought on terms of economics, politics, philosophy, et cetera, can be found to hold very vicious and incorrect notions about the Catholic Church – blanket beliefs that have no basis in a firm grasp of the philosophy, morality, or history of the Church, but can be found in the mind of anyone on any sidewalk in America or on MSNBC. Being smart doesn’t have much effect on this bias. It is usually those who understand the Church best who love it most, men and women of the cloth included.
The faint ringing of eternity is present often in my life, especially with respect to coincidences. After a discussion all day yesterday in which I did my best to defend the Church, only to find in the end that the interaction had nothing to do with truth and everything to do with unjustly maligning it with essentially no foundation, I see this video posted first thing this morning. Fr. Barron is on it: