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Ten Things That Empty Churches

7. Hypocrisy –  People can tell if a congregation is vital, spiritually alive and trying hard to follow Jesus Christ or not. Spiritual torpor, laziness, immorality and hypocrisy send people running for the doors. They don’t expect Christians to be perfect, but the do expect them to be consistent. They expect us to be doing our best [Read More…]

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So the Church is a Mess–Be a Radical Disciple

From time to time I receive emails from readers who complain about the state of the church. Maybe they say, “I wish I could be near your parish Father. There is no parish within driving distance where the priest teaches the Catholics faith. It’s all fuzzy fuzzy feel good liturgy.” Or maybe they complain about [Read More…]

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So the Church is a Mess? Be a Radical Disciple

Be a radical disciple. Be a Mother Teresa. Be a Maximilian Kolbe. With a joyful heart begin re-building the church right where you are. Serve the Lord with gladness with the gifts he has given you. Do you dislike the music in church? Join the choir. Form a chant group to sing at one of [Read More…]

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Church Militant or Church Hesitant?

St Ignatius Loyola’s memorial today reminds us of the role of the Christian soldier. Wounded in battle, Ignatius began to read the Sacred Scriptures and was truly and completely converted. He went on to found the Society of Jesus as a kind of military style religious missionary order. The idea of the church militant is [Read More…]

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The Catholic Pentecostal Church

It is no mistake that this same Upper Room was the place where the Holy Eucharist was instituted, and where, by virtue of his command that they ‘do this in remembrance’ the Apostles were ordained and had bestowed upon them the priesthood of Christ. This same Upper Room where the Eucharist was established is also [Read More…]

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Miserable Un Musical Catholics

Russel Saltzman is another Lutheran coming into the Catholic Church and finding the transition to be painful. Like most of us from the Anglican and Lutheran traditions he is aghast at the poor quality of music in Catholic parishes. Furthermore he looks around and instead of joyfully singing Christians he sees dour expressions, arms crossed [Read More…]

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