In 2012, in Britain, it is now possible to be fired for wearing a cross and you can’t do ANYTHING about it. The government argues that it is not your right to be able to display a cross as you might offend someone and you always have the option to find another job. In Ontario, Canada, the government is trying to push Gay-Straight Alliances down the throat of the Catholic School boards. As such, the Catholic school would be forced to allow speakers into the schools to speak to the youth about not just anti-bullying, which is just fine, but to promote issues not compatible to Catholic teaching. These are but two examples of how Catholics are losing the ability to live out their faith lives with freedom.
In Rome, you can visit the tombs of the early Christians. You can see martyrs who had to give up their lives for their Christian beliefs. There are kilometers upon kilometers of graves of these brave souls. These Saints should be models for us during these times. Are you finally tired of being pushed down and marginalized? Are you ready to make sacrifices to be able to express your beliefs? How committed are you really? Think about it.