working4christtwo I heard you comment on a question by a listener about how a number of Catholics are leaving the Mass because it is “boring” and are flocking to the more “entertaining” Protestant services.

  1. Leo SanchezNovember 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    I heard you comment on a question by a listener about how a number of Catholics are leaving the Mass because it is “boring” and are flocking to the more “entertaining” Protestant services. Your explanation of how the Mass was indeed more than what most Catholics understand was an excellent answer and I have been unable to find it in the archives.
    I have a son and a nephew who have issues with this question and need some help in answering both of them.
    Can you locate this program and answer? I also remember that you said some services actually hire a program director for the “entertainment” portion of their services. The singing and sometimes plays are really programmed to lure the weak in faith to these services which cannot come near offering what the Catholic Mass offers…..in particular the Eucharist.
    Hope you can answer me and help me with this discussion with my son and nephew.
    Thanks and God Bless
    Leo

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    1. ucantfixstupidOctober 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

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      what do you mean??? the catholic mass — is boring becasue there is not spiritual anointing

      get real– it would be nice or Great– if you received a spiritual impartation — by going to a catholic mass–

      just like there are many non catholics — ministers who are not “anointed” by the Jesus and the Holy Spirit–

      but at least in those church assemblies — they are allowed spiritual decernment–

      to acknowledge the lack of spiritual impartation— not so at a catholic mass–
      you have to put up with the lack — of ministry spiritual anointing- or you might get a “mortal sin”

      and be a taker of the “real supernational presence” of the maraculas transsubstanation–

      Jesus sent me to study at bible colleges — where the real spiritual presence is–

      and met ministers who carried the anointing — catholic — not –so –much

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  2. Peter BibboNovember 18, 2013 at 2:29 am
    I have read all your articles in One Voice this year, and frequently told myself, “I have to tell this guy how much I appreciate his writing.” So here at the conclusion of the Year of Faith, I’ve finally gotten around to it. Thank you. You are in my view an evangelist as well as a personal inspiration. I grew up an lived most of my life in the northeast, and I’ve traveled all over the world, attending Mass in numerous countries, but my sense of Catholicism is naturally rooted in the U.S. I can identify with Catholics who find the Mass “boring” but that has always been an irrelevant term for me. I wasn’t looking for entertainment. My difficulty was that the Mass was unfulfilling. I still recall back in the day when the congregation prayed to the celebrant’s haircut a sermon about nickles. Nickles were no longer welcome in the collection basket. Dimes as a minimum, quarters on average were required. I believe it was Vatican II that exhorted the importance of homily, and that only ordained could deliver one. About 30 years later, I began to sense that homily was beginning to be a more fulfilling part of the Mass and I was grateful whenever a priest or deacon made an attempt to deliver a relevant and actionable teaching. I just pray it doesn’t take our Church another 30 years to get to the next level, whatever that may be.

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  3. Ken SponburgNovember 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    David,

    I was baptized Catholic at a 11 and left the Church at 15 for Protestantism. I returned 5 years ago but my faith is weak. How does one know if the Catholic Church is true? How do you find out? Catholics say read the Church Fathers but some Protestants claim they teach Protestantism and some Protestants say they were heretics. How do you know for sure?

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    1. Ed GravelineDecember 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm
      Ken,
      Here is how you know it is the true Church. Jesus lived for 33 years and told EVERYTHING to his Apostles. Not everything was put in the Bible, because there was no Bible in the first 300 years after Christ. In fact, the last line of the Gospel of John says that all the books of the world could not contain all that Jesus did. So, what Jesus said to the Apostles, those Apostles went out and had people follow them closely. These people are known as the Early Church Fathers. And they wrote everything the Apostles said down. And we can read it today. It tells us that there are 7 sacraments. They wrote that there are confessing of sins to a priest. They wrote there is the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The wrote that the Bishop of Rome is in charge of the Church. In 107 AD, one of them wrote that the Church Jesus started is called “Catholic”. And the list goes on.

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    2. Stephen Abao OlarioDecember 30, 2013 at 2:15 am
      David, maybe the weakening of your faith may not be because of lack of understanding in the Church and her Teachings but maybe coming from another source? Try to look in your psycho-emotional needs too? Maybe there is another need that longs satisfaction and Religion may not be the answer? Just thinking? I pray for you, amen! Happy new year! :)

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