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Tiny Stories

by Gus Supan

1} Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.** That’s FAITH** ** {2} When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs > because she knows you will catch her.** That’s TRUST** ** {3} Every night we […]

What’s wrong with This picture

by Gus Supan

What’s wrong with this picture? Only 30% of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10% of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Catholic church decreased dramatically by nearly 60%, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60% of Catholics believe in a personal God. Sherry Weddel “Forming […]

JERUSALEM IDOL

by CCadmin

JERUSALEM IDOL+“After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives”. (Mark 14:26) Can you hear Jesus singing? Can you imagine that. A perfect Man with a perfect voice! Was he a bass or a tenor? Was there a down-home twang to his voice? Or was there an unwavering crystal pitch? Imagine further […]

POPES AND SAINTS

by CCadmin

POPES, YOU AND ME :Who decides sainthood, the Bible or the Catholic Church? The Question:Does God have different levels of saints, one for popes, another for the New Testament followers of Christ, and still another for all committed followers of Jesus Christ? I thought His Word says He is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34). […]

MISSING MASS

by CCadmin

MISSING MASSWhy does it take Catholic ministries hundreds of words to answer simple questions. Recently I asked a number of Catholic ministries a simple question. Is missing mass on Sunday intentionally without sufficient reason still a mortal sin like I learned it was when I was a Catholic many years ago. The answers I got […]

A SINNER

by CCadmin

ARE YOU A SINNER ? How many times in my life have I lacked faith in God? A sin. How many times have I sinned by thought, feeling, word, or deed since I was born? How many times have I not loved God with all my mind, all my soul, and all my heart since […]

FACTOR FALLOUT

by CCadmin

FACTOR FALLOUT It is with disappointing amazement that I watched the segment of the O’Reilly Factor tonight dealing with whether there is life after death, to hear Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist of Dallas let Bill O’Rielly get away with stating twice that he believes “you have to earn your way into heaven.” […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2013+

by CCadmin

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT: The Gift of God Dear family and friends, In my youth I was sold the Santa Claus lie and believed the mystery man would bring me stuff if I was good. But then someone at school told me that it was not Santa but my parents who brought me the gifts. The […]

BONES OF PETER

by CCadmin

I found this link more disturbing and distressing than interesting BONES OF PETER “I am not trying to be offensive or “anti-Catholic” but praying to or even praying before the mouldering bones attributed (with no real evidence) to Peter strikes me as macabre and creepy. Even if they were Peter’s bones it would be creepy […]

MY BAD, YOUR BAD

by CCadmin

MY BAD, YOUR BAD+ In the November issue of World Magazine Thomas Kidd reported that Pope Frances did it again when he said “everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them.” Sounds like good Jesuit relativism to me. I agree […]