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Pope Warns US Bishops of Radical Secularism, Threats to Religious Freedom Comments

Grave threats to the Church's public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres.The seriousness of these threats needs to be clearly appreciated at every level of ecclesial life. Of particular concern are certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion. Continue Reading

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  1. Bill Sr.
    3 years ago

    An American’s Prayer for Forgiveness
    Heavenly Father, we as Americans have lost our way, we have forsaken your love and gone our own way into self indulgence through our desire for personal gratification in every aspect of our lives.
    We have lost our grip on your eternal truth. We have chosen comfort over compassion; want over worship, pleasure over perseverance, personal satisfaction over eternal salvation, and now entitlements over personal efforts or sacrifice. Many now depend on the words, power, and promises of “Caesar” more than your eternal word.
    We want to come home to you as prodigal sons and daughters seeking your mercy upon us and our nation that we may be forgiven for our many offenses marked by our willingness to permit evil intent and false doctrines espoused by our own leaders to creep into our lives and society.
    We have not been vigilant, we have hidden our lamps under the bushel, and we have often remained silent as your tenants were judged unworthy by our authorities. As your word and laws were being removed from public buildings and our schools within the sight of our children we mumbled to ourselves rather than witness our faith to those who deny you. We’ve allowed evil to infiltrate our culture one “benefit” or “right” at a time.
    We seek through your mercy and forgiveness that within our nation your truth may at last be saved from corruption by those evil forces that care not for your law or love.
    We ask through this prayerful petition that for the sake of all the faithful here and in heaven that you might come to us as did the prodigal’s father and lead us back into your graces and grant that our beloved America may yet be returned to the one nation under God it once was and our founders intended it to be.


  2. abey
    3 years ago

    In Christian terms when we say the word 'Religious Freedom', we mean freedom of the Spirit & Body. But through matters,where the Spirit is enslaved, in the words of Jesus Christ amounts to Grieving The Holy Spirit, the most grievous of all sins, to which Christ warns that there will be no forgiveness in this life or the next. The word "Secularlsm" is another word for Paganism, projecting Extraordinary Liberalism, which gets confused with the word Liberty Whereas the word 'Liberty" concerns with the Truth, in the word liberalism truth is secondary & since the Spirit is off Truth, the Spirit becomes secondary in Liberalism, for example, the so called liberal media sworn to project the truth which is to serve, project their own truth which to govern, through manipulations committed to sensationalism, exaggerations & omittance, tapping the desires of men to profit. This is become the case in all fields. On the contrary the expression of the Christian religion is in consideration to the needs of the Spirit, hence the Truth in it, amounting to the balance of the Spirit & Body comparing to the secular way of catering to Bodily needs thus unbalanced to indulgences, contrary to the Spirit & to its enslavement. By the way GOD happens to be Spirit & what will be the result of the enslavement, the History of man in the truth & that which is given in the Bible clearly says of that which was/is & that will be & the IS is what Pope Benedict Echoes.

  3. mikem
    3 years ago

    the more you bludgeon atheists over the head with TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH the more they will harden their resistance to the life of Jesus. What we need to do is "see how they love one another" and become known as Christians by our love.

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