(Original post by jcarz)
Well... It's meant to come across as strong. That's why it's the Church "Militant". The truth is not something that should be watered down for accessibility. I emphasise this.
On the contrary, there are many current affairs that are spun in ways to try and inflict maximum damage to the reputation of the Catholic Church, and ChurchMilitant seeks to call this out.
Too many lies are spread about the Church and fewer people are being there to challenge and correct them. I'm sure you are aware of the quote by Bishop Fulton Sheen that "maybe 100 people hate the Catholic Church, but millions hate what they think is the Catholic Church."
Too many Catholics are sitting back - we must take a stand for our faith against constant and media and societal oppression.
Yes, some of what Michael Voris says is damaging... to those with weak opposing arguments, that is.
And a lot of what is on the Church Militant premium website is not just Michael Voris but a spectrum of other programmes made by Catholic laity and clergy for all age groups, which is equally helpful in understanding the mysteries of the faith.
It's not a very big organisation since it started quite recently, but it's growing quickly and is something you would do well to consider seeing again.
Yeah, doesn't sound so bad. Just nice that people are spreading actual catholic teaching.
(Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
Today marks Eight Years since John Paul II died.
Not really that long ago in the scheme of things I suppose.
(Original post by barnetlad)
The priest on Sunday forgot the name of the current Pope, just as (a different priest) did three weeks ago. So we were asked to pray for Pope Benedict.
I don't think that's happened here yet
Me and my mum always manage to embarrass ourselves though like on Good Friday and Sunday we were late or very nearly late.
(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
My older sister lives in Boston, USA. Today she was just doing some work when her boss came over and casually introduced her to Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston and (predicted by some) a previous contender for the role of Pope. My sister was so shocked she forgot to tell the Cardinal that she's Catholic too!
Just saw him today...on youtube. I'd be so annoyed with myself, totally sounds like something I would do too
The film critic Roger Ebert died today apparently only yesterday he said that he was having a break due to illness, I had a quick look at his blog and saw this: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013...olic.html#more
I do see where he is coming from, I wonder whether he got the last rites before he died.
Yesterday I was surprised to find that Catholics are a significant minority in Iceland (as something like 80% of Icelanders are part of the Church of Iceland) anyway, found this
I just love all the praise she has for Westminster
must go there one day.
Got a rejection from St Andrew's sometime this week but never mind, it would probably make deciding a little bit harder if I did have an offer.