Growing number of Catholics question commitment to church


September 22, 2019

By Karen Mansfield

On a recent Sunday, Bill Mesler attended 10:30 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

The 76-year-old business owner has been a fixture at Sunday services for the past 21 years, since he became a member of the Catholic church.

“I wouldn’t let anyone drive me out of my church,” said Mesler, who serves as a greeter and Eucharistic minister. “I know so many priests who love Christ and the church, and who serve faithfully. There are a few bad apples in every bunch.”

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