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1 Catholics Bailing Out On Their Faith on Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:26 pm

Nike


MUST READ: Bishop Hermann of St. Louis – Strongest Ever Pro-Life Column

By Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator

January 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Editor’s
note: The following are excerpts from the column of Bishop Hermann
published in the St. Louis Review and republished by LifeSiteNews.com
with permission. (To read the whole column, see:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09012707.html)

In our Supreme Court and in our Congress, we have a plethora of
so-called Catholics who are failing to live their Catholic identity.
Over 50 percent of our electorate voted for a president who is one of
the most pro-culture-of-death candidates from a major party to run for
the highest office of the land.

Yes, we can thank one-half of our Catholics for bailing out on their faith!

After almost 50 years of having 50 percent of Catholics abandoning
their Catholic identity, we cannot expect to turn this culture around
by short-term political efforts.

In order to bring about a transformation from a culture of death to a
culture of life, we have to restore our Catholic identity.

This means that all of us, as Catholics, have to undergo a profound
transformation. It means that we have to take a good look at every
facet of our Catholic life, including the serious study of life issues,
the regular and devout use of our Sacramental system, especially the
devout and weekly attendance at Mass, the regular reception of the
Sacrament of Reconciliation, the devout praying of the daily Rosary,
and then the faithful, loving and firm witness to lax Catholics about
our Catholic beliefs and practices.

We have to live our lives in such a way that we will be unafraid to
witness to what we believe and live.

I may courageously say that I am willing to die to end abortion, but am
I equally willing to say that I am ready to let my ego get ruffled
daily for the same cause? Yet … that is where I need to arrive if I am
to be a credible witness.

What a glorious opportunity we all have to make a difference in the
pro-life cause. Until we are willing to be politically incorrect in
order to be biblically correct, we will never convince anyone that our
religion is worth living.

It does not take 100 percent of our Catholics to transform this
country. If 75 percent of our Catholics were steeped in Catholic
identity, the abortion issue would be over for our entire country.

For the whole column by Bishop Hermann see:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09012707.html

Blessings,

Mary

2 Re: Catholics Bailing Out On Their Faith on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:11 pm

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ballspin Hi Mary rose !! ballspin

In order to bring about a transformation from a culture of death to a
culture of life, we have to restore our Catholic identity.

Mary you're going to be hearing about our true identity more often. Our identity can be misrepresented by our own ideas, how people view us, or by our culture of death. Therefore we can sometimes bend towards the creature: listening, adhering to and believing the opinions of man Vs. looking up (outside of our selves) to the Creator, whose opinion of us will never change.

I want to introduce you to Fr. Charlie Van Winkle. He's an orthodox Catholic licensed Psychologist. He's delightful. http://www.saintwilliams.org/audio/by/artist/fr_charlie_van_winkle

This means that all of us, as Catholics, have to undergo a profound
transformation. It means that we have to take a good look at every
facet of our Catholic life, including the serious study of life issues,
the regular and devout use of our Sacramental system, especially the
devout and weekly attendance at Mass, the regular reception of the
Sacrament of Reconciliation, the devout praying of the daily Rosary,
and then the faithful, loving and firm witness to lax Catholics about
our Catholic beliefs and practices.

Mary I am so glad you shared this. I'm firmly persuaded what will prepare us is going to daily Mass and receiving the Most Holy Eucharist. God will be, all we need Him to be for us. Whatever is lacking within us, He will fill us with His very Self. It's His promise we can count on.

If daily Mass is not available, we can ask God to open up the Church doors again. We can make a Spiritual Communion, as you taught me, and our Guardian Angel will bring Him to us. "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I will be healed."

If you hear anymore info. about our true identity in Christ, please post it. We will be encouraged. God rewards those who seek Him.

ballspin rose ballspin

“Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist...fix your eyes on Him Who is the light; bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart; ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him, the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him. Seek Him fervently.”
St. Mother Teresa

3 Re: Catholics Bailing Out On Their Faith on Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:59 pm

Steven


Praise Be Jesus...God is with us.

Steven

4 Re: Catholics Bailing Out On Their Faith on Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:28 pm

Nike


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Hey Cyndi and Steven. .This is such a good response to the letter.....

I have posted it elsewhere and the thread was locked in record time... Neutral

This letter encourages people to proceed, unafraid, and validated..

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