One is a word, one is not. It is like regardless and irregardless. One is a word and one is not. Not a big deal, just something the journalists should know.
May 30, 2014 at 9:13am
Sounds like the Obama bus is being warmed up.
May 29, 2014 at 10:24pm
If you don’t believe, that is your right. I do believe and that is my right. It’s your right to make disgusting content if Facebook wants to allow it I guess. There is satire, their is protest and then there is just disgusting and I don’t know why we need to go to disgusting. It’s not funny. It is just mean and hurtful, to average people. God can take whatever filth people can produce.
 May 29, 2014 at 10:16pm
As Dennis Prager would say.. “It is heart-rending or gut-wrenching. It is not heart-wrenching”
so you're claiming it's not possible to wrench one's heart? can you screwdriver it?
April 21, 2014 at 4:01pm
I’ll take a guy dressed as Jesus being voted best fan over the Democrats denying God three times on the floor of their convention.
April 10, 2014 at 6:56pm
The Gospels were all written decades after the Asencion of Christ. The early Christians thought the return was imminent. It was only after some time had passed that people recognized it was necessary to right down the teachings. Pauls letters are much closer to the time of Jesus and the synoptic Gospels are in sync with what Paul teaches us. There are other Gospels that belong to the Gnostics or other heresies. So while the text is intriguing, it really is meaningless at this point – unless you have a beef with Christianity.
Are you suggesting that The Bible contains all knowledge about Christ? If so, you failed to read John the Beloved's statement in John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
March 25, 2014 at 9:02am
The property should not be vandalized. Let it speak for itself.
Jesus would certainly not have stoned anybody for their sins. When the women in adultery is brought to him, Jesus bends down and begings writing on the ground. The Gospels don’t tell us what he writes, but as he does the men begin walking away one by one.
At the well, Jesus does not condemn the woman for living with a man who is not her husband. But her encounter with Jesus changes who she is.
Jesus does not condemn Peter for his denial, but asks him 3 times, “Do you love me?” allowing Peter to repent of his denial.
Jesus is prepared to meet each of us where we are. And while he does not accept our sin, he accepts us and offers his grace and mercy and helps to transform our hearts.
Love God. Love One another. That is the heart of what Jesus asks us to do.
October 25, 2013 at 10:14pm
The note is likely fake written by someone who meant it to be hurtful to both Christians and the waiter (and I have no idea if the waiter is Christian or not). Jesus comes to call sinners. And I pray to the Lord that he forgives sins, or I for one am in a lot of trouble.
Jesus gives us a wonderful teaching about our relationship with him and our sin. With the woman accused, he does not say “I accept you as your are. Go in Peace”. No he says to her very lovingly “….Neither do I condemn you. Now go, and sin no more.”
And thats the key. Jesus wants us to change when we meet him. And he knows that we are going to sin and sin again because we are human. But each time we come to him with a contrite heart he forgives us our sins and says “Now go. And sin no more”
September 14, 2013 at 10:56pm
We have been in the end times since the Ascension. There is no point to trying to predict the 2nd coming. It will come when we least expect it. Our responsibility is to love God and love one another.
Believing as I do that Jesus is the Son Of God and the way to eternal life, I think that this is beautiful. As far as being divisive, Jesus was a revolutionary. He hung out with the sinners and the unclean and the poor, and women and the enemy such as Samaritans and Roman Commanders and Soldiers. I think Jesus would say to the Atheists, let me touch your heart so that you may know my peace.
February 25, 2013 at 12:26pm
It makes sense to move up the date because we have advanced noticed of the vacancy. There is no hurry despite the media desire for a news story. It is on Gods time. Easter will still come. Go to a Catholic Church on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. I promise you that you will hear words that touch your heart in a way you can’t imagine and you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of it.
February 13, 2013 at 8:08pm
God works in mysterious ways and he can even use an athiest church. Most simply, God is Love.
If the members of the athiest church are showing love and kindness to one another and performing good works in the community out of love for one another, then they are acting out one of the two commandments that Jesus said are the most important. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
The funny thing is that as you “Love your neighbor”, you may be drawn to the fact that there is something more, something bigger then us. And God may knock you off your horse to get your attention and bring you to the truth.
November 1, 2012 at 5:17pm
There is nothing wrong with Halloween itself. If you want to have a church carnival so that families have an alternative from kids going door to door and possibly running into weirdos then thats fine too. It’s still All Hallows Eve. It is still a night to dress up as someone different for a night and get more candy than you can stand. The world is full of monsters. Halloween on some level helps us all deal with that a little bit.
One house last night had a sign telling children to “go away. We are a christian household and don’t celebrate pagan rituals”. I don’t think that is a helpful approach.
The Truth About Halloween:
I'm sure you must feel the same way about Christmas, also?....:
Thank you, I'm well aware of that. I think people can choose to celebrate the birth of Christ whenever they choose--whether that is year 'round or during December. Not celebrating Christmas on December 25th is not un-Christian, by any means.
My family can't think of any reason to "celebrate" or recognize halloween. If others choose to do so, that is their freedom.
September 20, 2012 at 7:56pm
Same sex attraction is not a sin. Its a big cross for sure, but not a sin. The homosexual act is the sin. Same goes for pre-marital sex, adultery and any other sex outside of natural marriage. We are called to be Chaste, not do as we please. Our fallen nature makes that difficult and we all fall. That is why we have forgiveness, if we seek it.
Well said my friend. It should also be noted that Homosexuality is just a sin. Nothing special about it. If we were to categorize it, we would categorize it, we would call it a 'sexual sin' and let he/she who is without sexual sin cast the first stone.
That's why the left loves having idiots like osteen on, the get to make Christianity look like a total contradictory pile of crap.
August 4, 2012 at 5:42pm
My word, it is 2012. Can’t we get past this non-sense. We can’t accept yet that people come in all shapes, sizes and shades yet? And how racist of NBC to even think that someone might connect the two. And if they did, that is the disturbed individuals problem.
August 3, 2012 at 4:53pm
The young woman told him that she was very uncomfortable with being recorded and he posted a video of her online. She had absolutely no say in the matter. What a jerk. And then to go back and try to apologize to her. Wow. That is a real narcissist,
July 31, 2012 at 2:56pm
Don’t buy the cookies if that is your choice. But, please be polite to the young girls. A simple “no thank you” will suffice. There is no need to launch into full scale explanation to a young child. It is very sad that girl scouts is what it is, because girls have very little opportunity for camping and learning outdoor skills.
Why not let the kid know that you can't support Girl Scouts because they support killing babies & shielding pedophiles.
Share your concerns with the Girl Scout parents and the leaders --- believe it or not, plenty of people still don't know that Girl Scouts has taken a sharp turn to the left. Conservative Girl Scout members and those of us who support GS through cookie sales are being used as cash cows to fund GSUSA's liberal agenda.
June 25, 2012 at 10:48am
This is the constitutional decision, protecting the borders and immigration is the Federal Governments responsibility. Unfortunately , they have chosen to ignore their responsibility. All the more reason to vote people in that will uphold the Constitution.
To this young woman and all who are entering the Catholic church, welcome home. That is the words that I heard from so many people when they found that I had converted.
I know where she is at. It is that place where you believe, but you haven’t given yourself over completely to God. After so many years of doing it on your own (and being raised that this is what you are supposed to do), it is not easy to let go and let God take over and begin to transform your heart.
The only thing that works is prayer and a willingness to invite God into your heart. And when the Holy Spirit does touch your heart, it is the most incredible feeling of peace and love you will ever experience. It is so powerful that it begins to melt the hardness away from your heart.
We all have crosses. Some big, some small. On our journey we will fall many many times. But we have God’s grace and forgiveness to help us get up again. It is progress, not perfection.
The faith doesn't need another cafeteria Catholic. You either believe or you're not. There are plenty of "Christian" churches around that will allow you to believe whatever your heart desires. The Catholic Church has ONE WAY - that's it. You either follow it, or you don't. No other faith has to put up with this garbage. I don't understand why Catholics stand for it. Enough is enough.
@ Zorro you observe all of the RCC teachings do you? The Code of Canon Law, contains more than 1,750 laws which dictate Church rules and practice. They are not immutable they change often rules are deleted, added or altered. You don't know them and you don't observe them and even if you did you would still die in your sins. You must trust in Christ and Christ alone, no Christ plus the queen of heaven,or the saints, not the pope, of the RCC.
i love religious in-fighting. you guys are hilarious!
You have a good point, John. No, actually it's a GREAT point. YallComeBack has alredy set me straight. I appreciate your charity as well.
I will add to my previous comment that while I admit I am a sinner like everyone else, there is a difference between sinning and knowing it's a sin and sinning and not admitting your guilt. I think this is what upsets me about "catholycs". Not the fact they sin but they fact that they refuse to admit they are doing something wrong.
You know not of what you speak.
You are very long on accusation, however you are completly void of facts
An elegant response. The process of conversion to Catholism is long and structured and formally known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
From a technical point of view, she has not yet begun the Rite. She is in the phase of conversion called Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate. For some people, this process involves a long period of searching; for others, it is a shorter time.
At any time during this stage, she can decide to continue or end the process.
If, the "inquirer," decides to continue the process acceptance into the Order of Catechumens follows. The inquirer stands in the midst of the parish community and states that he or she wants to continue the process and become a baptized member of the Catholic Church. The local parish assembly affirms his or her wish and the inquirer then becomes a "catechumen."
The period of the catechumenate can last for as long as several years or for a much shorter time. It depends on how the person is growing in faith, what questions and obstacles they encounter along the way, and how God leads them on this faith journey. During this time the catechumens consider what God is saying to them in the Scriptures, what changes in their life they want to make to respond to God's inspiration, and what membership in the Catholic Church involves. Catechumens have a special connection to the Church and even though they are not yet baptized, they also have certain rights in the Church.
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When a catechumen and the parish team working with him or her believes the person is ready to make a faith commitment to Jesus in the Catholic Church, the next step is the request for baptism and the celebration of the Rite of Election. This rite includes the official enrollment of names of all those seeking baptism at the coming Easter Vigil.
The third formal step is the Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation, which takes place during the Easter Vigil Liturgy on Holy Saturday night when the catechumen receives the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
After the person is initiated at the Vigil, another period of formation and education continues in the period of the postbaptismal catechesis which is called "mystagogy." This period continues at least until Pentecosr. During the period of mystagogy the newly baptized members reflect on their experiences at the Easter Vigil and continue to learn more about the Scriptures, the sacraments, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Conversion is a rigorous process and one that a generational Catholic doesn't go through. I think at the end the Church doesn't have a cafeteria Catholic.
June 19, 2012 at 1:59pm
I too am a recent convert to Catholicism after 20 years of resisting. The day God moved my heart and. Called me I will never forget. The Catholic Church is beautiful and has given me a relationship with God that I never expected. I hope many of her readers also re-examine what they believe and allow the Holy Spirit to transform their hearts.