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Fellowship in the Woodlands

Forward to Totalitarianism Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:59 AM
Catholic Church has NO solid base in the US because half of Catholic voters voted for Barry, the greatest enemy of Catholicism yet.
Rich D. Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 12:57 PM
How could that be when even the bishops (with exceptions such as Chaput and a few others) fail in their duties to speak out, or else speak nonsense, and fail to enforce the communion standards for politicians?

I think that you are imagining your church as you wish it to be, not as it really is.
n47 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 12:21 PM
Agreed. There was a large portion of catholics in the US that screwed us all but that does not change the fact that asa whole the catholic church is the last remaining voice of religious conscience in the world.

Most of America's problems are cultural. Even our economic problems stem from the cultural rejection of personal responsibility and the acceptance of collective responsibility. And none of our problems would be as bad if the church was still shaping the culture instead of merely responding to it. I was reminded of this during my annual holiday trip home to The Woodlands, Texas.

I've attended Christmas Eve services four out of the last six years at the Woodlands Church (formerly Fellowship of the Woodlands), which is a Southern Baptist mega church that keeps its Baptist affiliation well hidden from the general...