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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Oh, now THIS is interesting...

An extensive year-long study in Great Britain has discovered that the decline in churchgoing is due to the people's complaints about "excessive liberalism and lack of conviction" in the church.

Here's some prime quotes:

The 42-page report is an indictment of modern preaching and worship, illustrating how excessive liberalism and lack of conviction are driving worshippers from the pews.

The report portrays a desire for sermons based on the Bible and traditional teaching, rather than on politics, social affairs or audience-pleasing stunts.

The report calls for better apologetics, or Christian teaching, and claims that many clergy are unable to mount a convincing argument in defence of Christianity and are not interested in trying.

The report blames the contemporary practice of teaching the universal nature of God’s love. Because people believe God will continue to love them no matter what they do, they no longer see any need to go to church to confess their sins or seek guidance on how to change their lives.


No duh. Take away sin and what the heck do we God or a church for? Those liberal clergy are "loving" themselves out of existence...

Read the whole thing at the Times Online, "Liberal and weak clergy blamed for empty pews"

1 Comments:

Blogger Justin Dziowgo said...

This was a good link. Thanks.

March 08, 2005 10:00 PM  

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