CHURCH LIFE

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Prayers

Brenda Aiken, Mario Artesiano, John Austin, TSB, Nancy Bandy, Lois Baker, Gail Blanda,    Barron Bray, Tommye Cashin, Sal Cenicola, H.C., Patti Cundiff, Mark Davis, Barbara DeRatto, Ryan Dobbins, John Fedak, Mary Ann Ferguson, Scott Flick, Rebecca Gaylor, Jacqueline Grady, Keith Griffin, John Grimsley,  Bob Guido, Charlotte Guido, Fred Hegeman, John Helton, Fr. Jim Holloway, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Fr. Wilford Logsdon, Mary Keane, Mark Kelso, Edward & Sharon Kirk, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, H.L., Lucy Loehle, Jim Loisel & Family, Ruth Elizabeth Melvin, Anna Grace Mallon, Bob Marderosian, Carl Merriman, George Metz, Nancy Moore, David Morton, Nina & Ralph Murphy, George Nies, Gail Nick, Ed Nickey, Fr. Dan O’Connell, Fran Owen, Frank Paul, Nell Pidgeon, MJR, Patricia Reilly, A.J. Salimando, Douglas Seaman, Richard Sedlacek, Eddie Michael Smith, Mike Stefanik, Kimberly Webb & Family, Richard Wineman, and our service men and women. *Newly added names to the prayer list.  Names remain on the list for 30 days, unless otherwise requested.                              

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For Too Many Catholics, “Jesus Was Just a Great Teacher…”

The recent “State of Theology” survey alarmingly demonstrates that US Catholics are far from uniform in believing in the divinity of Christ. In fact, many tend not to believe in his divinity. When confronting the statement “Jesus was a great teacher, but he was not God,” a shocking  30% of Catholics “agree,” 27% “somewhat agree,” 9% are “not sure,” 12% “somewhat disagree,” and 22% “disagree.”  When a majority of Catholics in the United States agree or somewhat agree that Jesus of Nazareth was just a great teacher but not God, we have a crisis on our hands.  The tendency to see Christ as merely human likely stems from the same worldview that informed the findings of last year’s Pew Report on transubstantiation, wherein only 31% of responding Catholics expressed belief in the Real Presence.  Understanding this worldview…

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Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourselfJohn 3:16 (KJV)
He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved son. Through Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Col 1, 13