Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, April 01, 2013

We Need to Tweet the Catholic Faith's Teachings

Newsmax, a widely-read internet news source breathlessly announced an urgent new poll:

                                                  "Should Pope Francis Change the Church?"  

Should women be ordained? Should the Church change its stance on contraception? etc. Every papal election these same old questions are posed again and again, despite the fact that solid orthodox Catholics are interviewed and carefully explain that the Church can't change it's teachings on these issues, regardless of who gets elected as pope. Unfortunately,  at the next papal election, there will be these same questions.
    Do journalists ever open a catechism or consider reading some orthodox Catholic teachings? Three clicks on the net will get you the answers to these questions and will nip these polls in the bud, but that would take some research, perhaps three clicks and five minutes of undistracted reading.  Perhaps we should start tweeting the Catechism and with 140 characters per tweet, it may only take 2.3 million tweets and ten years of 24/7 copy/paste and tweeting of the catechism. Since our modern attention span can only last the time it takes to read one tweet, perhaps it might work.

Ok, for the Newsmax folks and others who seem to obtain their source material from Twitter:

There, I said it.  And 14 characters left!


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