If you left the church or the church left you? Or you slipped away? Or have questions and just don’t understand? Or say your Catholic but rarely go to church and don’t feel connected? Or you’re looking to find God and to follow Jesus in a way that you can’t do on your own, take another look……..
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#Jesus victory over sin and death and our freedom from fear.
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#Hope in a crazy world.
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#The sacraments where we meet the Lord.
#church that embraces saints and sinners.
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I received this important news from the Catholic Conference Of Illinois and want to pass along to you. Once again, there is legislation in Springfield that would violate personal conscience to pay for the killing of the unborn with public money. Illinois House Bill 6205!
If passed, this will undermine healthcare workers from using good sense in life issues on the job, weaken pro-life laws in place in Illinois, and mandate sex education! This years legislation has been updated that public money be used for ‘ all reproductive health care.’ Included emergency contraception without pregnancy testings. Vitro- fertilization for all Medicaid recipients!
Accordingly, we ask you to make your voices heard in Springfield. Contact your elected representatives in this week and urge them to oppose House Bill 6205! Don’t forget to remind them that this will not be forgotten in November when it’s a yes vote! If he or she voted against it, please thank them. God bless you and thanks for the help!
THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS AT
Dear President Obama
I see that you’re trying to press congress into National Health Care. I like to ask you, how about the real problem to be addressed that is, Social Security and Medicare? As a citizen, I am concerned that the problem is very real and that Social Security will go broke by 2016! The administration and congress has taken a blind eye to the problem.
First, why are you pressing National Health Care? We have Medicade that there for those who are poor and need extra help. We have to revamp Medicare to make sure it’s good dollar wise and to end waste and rip offs by people and insurance companies too who take advantage of a good thing? For example over billing and those who can work but choose not to?
I should not have to pay for illegals who are here or those who abuse the welfare system. Unless its War, injury, or lost of a job that is it. A hand up, not a hand out as we now have! We need tort reform and wellness type programs that were brought up but not acted on!
I worked hard for many years and want to have what I put into Social Security every week. As of now, stats show that there are more Baby Boomers retiring and nothing to pay out! I suggest the congress act to raise the age of retirement to 68 years old and perhaps put into investment groups as an add-on?
I don’t know about you, but I like the insurance I have and believe strongly hat we have to put our actions towards FIXING Medicare and Social Security and not give deep cuts in these programs that many depend on?
We don’t need national health care that is over priced, over government, and most likely lines for medical help? Look at Europe and see what I mean. This is wrong and I hope you have the guts to start addressing this and not sweep under the rug! Scrap National Health Care and get to the real problems at hand Mr. Obama!
Robert L. Jones
The Catholic American
IF IT IS NOT ….billions of people have been deceived.
IF IT IS NOT……then the ecumenical movement is not God.
IF IT IS NOT…… then Roman Catholics are heading for spiritual disaster.
At work I received a track (handout ) from Chick publications attacking the Catholic faith. This bothers me. We have to give to Jesus and the father God. Save the unsaved. Not attack each other. I wanted to discuss this as there is much misleading information out there and the net and on paper attacking our faith without facts!
First they attack the baptized of little babies and other who want to find God. ‘ ONE WHO IS BORN AGAIN ARE SUBJECT TO AND ONLY TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. ‘ This is false. To be baptized is to freed of sin and pure in the soul and heart. A little baby for example does not know sin and is given the baptized to receive a fresh start in life or removal of sins. For adults, One returned to the faith to make it official or clean the soul of sins and the Devil. Why new comers go for Baptized and speak to a priest at their last day to go with a clean soul.
‘ HELEN IS NOW A CITIZEN OF TWO COUNTRIES. HELEN HAS TWO FLAGS, TWO PRESIDENTS, TWO CONSTITUTIONS, AND TWO LOYALITES.’ False. For this writer, God is tops in my book. Yes I am a proud American, and good Catholic but I know that Jesus is the one and only one who will save us from sins. Up to the last day! Not a president of country, baseball team, flag will save your soul from sin! As the saying goes, ” You never see a U-Haul following a hearse. ‘
THE BOOK ALSO COMPARES THE HOLY COMMUNION TO SUN SHAPED WAFERS AND TO EGYPTIANS AND SUN GOD’S. Not true. First, there are no ‘Sun God’s. Why Moses lead his people out to the Promise Land . The bread and wine represent the respect to God who died on the cross for our sins. Seeking Holiness in Jesus who would rise on Easter Sunday and be seated at the right hand of the father. The garments worn by the priests, and Pope are in respect to Jesus and free of sin at the altar. Why a preist wear White under it. Pureness to Jesus and the Mass that day.
Finally, I write this as a lay person but want to bring the facts to light in regards to misleading infomation out there on our faith. What is your opinion? I know there are those who are well versed on this and I like to hear from you. I would also go to their web page www,chick.com/distrib.asp Phone number is – 1-909-987-0771 Tell them they are wrong! We have to defend why we are Catholics and God is the one and only one at the end!
FROM SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICES:
More than 90 percent of Catholic millennial the generation between 18 and 29- believe adultery is morally wrong and 68 percent said abortion is immoral according to a new survey commissioned by the Knights Of Columbus.
When asked to identify virtues that are ‘not valued enough in American society, 82 percent selected ‘commitment to marriage ‘ making that the top choise. Another 63 percent rejection of assisted suicide. But only 35 percent affirmed doctrines that forbid sexual relationships between homosexuals. And only 20 percent agree with their church teachings that premarital sex is morally wrong and thus sinful.
‘They want to say they are relativist but it’s also clear that they are not relativist on all issues, ‘ stressed Andrew Walters Vice President of the Knights Of Columbus. Nice article and agreement from this writer. We as Catholics however, have to close the gap on premarriage sex and homosexual relationships. This goes against what the Bible says. We cannot have abortion funded by our tax money as “National Health Care ” or Obama Care!