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Pope Francis is visiting Fatima, Portugal this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the alleged Marian apparition there. The pope is capitalizing on the big event by announcing the “canonization” to sainthood of two of the three persons who claimed to have been visited by the “Queen of Heaven,” Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Praise the Lord for the Christians who made the journey to Fatima to witness to some of the 1 million Catholic “pilgrims.” Catholics plead to “Mother Mary” for peace in the world but the only peace to be found is the spiritual peace that comes through accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior. We’re always mindful of the millions of Catholics who are deceived followers of religious legalism rather than followers of Christ and we pray for their salvation.
The category, “Practicing Christians,” includes many non-believing religionists, but there’s no doubt that “New Spirituality” is also reaching into evangelical congregations.
Liberal Catholic congregations are already accepting of gay relationships. Evangelical churches will have to decide if they’re going to follow God’s Word on this or cave to societal pressure. Thanks, Maria!
The U.S. Catholic church is hemorrhaging membership with no end in sight. In order to stanch the exodus, Francis is minimizing doctrine in favor of “feel-good” religiosity.
Catholic street evangelists have the tough job of selling a VERY BAD product as per the following illustrative exchange:
“Excuse me sir, would you be interested in becoming a Catholic?”
“What do I need to do?”
“Just go to a year’s worth of religious classes, get baptized and confirmed, go to mandatory church every Sunday and receive the eucharist so you can obtain graces to help you avoid sin so that you can hopefully merit Heaven when you die. But of course you probably will sin, so you’ll need to confess your big sins to a priest regularly and of course there’s always purgatory for your small sins. And also keep in mind you’ll have to…etc., etc., etc.”
Conservative Catholics are champing at the bit for a new pope as Francis continues to sling pot shots at them.
A funny one but not far from the truth in today’s seeker mega-churches.