The fact that Catholicity has grown worldwide is no surprise at all. Almost or about 2000 years ago when the many hundreds of people were anxiously going after Jesus after hearing His words and seeing the miracles He wrought, this was the comment by one of the Pharisees: “You see, there is nothing you can do; look, the whole world is running after him” (Jn. 12:19).
The status of Christianity and Catholicity has been growing worldwide, in spite of all odds and hard trials met along the way. It’s not just a matter of propaganda but we realize the truth itself can stand the test of time. The words uttered by Jesus: “I am the way, the truth and the life” (Jn. 14:6), have stood the test of time. Till today we know many of His followers, especially the venerated Saints, have shown by word and splendid deeds the truth of the Catholic Church. Surely this has happened, not by pure human efforts but always with the help of God’s mighty hand.