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Catholicism (and Christianity) in a Nutshell

April 9, 2014 4 comments

crucifix“There are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church, which is, of course, quite a different thing.”- Bishop Fulton Sheen

 

There are all kinds of ways to go about discussing Catholicism and what it is. Sometimes it’s easier to go by questions that a person has, but it can also be beneficial to lay some groundwork.

Here are some of the basic tenants…

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The Homeless Man in Each of Us

July 15, 2011 2 comments

I was saying a walking rosary with some friends one night  and this homeless man approached us shaking. “Do you have a blanket. I’m so cold I just need a blanket.” None of us happened to be carrying a blanket with us, but I did have a hoody. So I gave that to him which he put on with some difficulty. He went on to tell us that he was “from Jesus” and that “Jesus is coming soon”. We offered an Amen to those assertions. He also admitted that he was a drunk. He was shaking from withdrawal. He said he was sick of Satan’s lies and that he wanted to get better. Read more…

Reflections on Jesus’ Temptation

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

These are some of my thoughts on Luke’s account of Jesus being tempted after his 40 day retreat into the desert (Luke 4:1-13). Read more…