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Why It All Comes Down to What Catholics Will Do and What They Won't Do: A Letter to Catholics Comments

Our faith is a gift, not a threat. Our faith does not teach us to follow the rules and we "will be just fine." Our faith does not teach us to view the good life as a road burdened by the weight of dreary obligations. Our faith does not teach us to just get by, to be there, follow the rules, and keep the obligations. Our faith is not that of a tribe, into which we happen to be born. Our faith is not a list of minimum requirements that get us into ... Continue Reading

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  1. susan
    1 year ago

    Why do you expect catholics to jazz it up. I personally find the soleminity of the the mass very fulfilling. I do not need guitars and banjos to feel closer to God. I take the Eucharist very seriously. I do not need to be greeting, shaking hands to be a good Christian. The mass is beauty in and of itself. How I feel about my brothers and sisters you can not know because I do not stay around and socialize after mass. Why does every one want to change the Catholics and do not look at themselves.

  2. Mark Feister
    1 year ago

    I can relate to this article very much. It is difficult to evangelize as a Catholic.
    The tone of the parishoners can be very routine. It is difficult to sing because there isn't that many singing voices to blend with. I am just as guilty as anyone else in lacking enthusiasm.
    I enjoy mass very much, but I am blessed with understanding the sacraments (In a Mysterious way). I have thought of asking some non catholic friends to come to mass, and haven't because I didn't know how they would enjoy it. I agree, most Catholic's should be more out going and welcoming, myself included.
    Very good article.
    -Mark
    St. Ann's Parishioner Dioceses of Gaylord.

  3. Irma
    1 year ago

    Here in El Paso, at San Lorenzo Catholic Church we have the most loving door greeters and we welcome any brother and sister who wants to come and pray with us.

  4. Joe
    1 year ago

    The Catholic movements, more popular in other regions of the world than in North America, offer the kind of evangelical spirit that the parishes lack.


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