The Catholic Church & the State
The Church asks for very little from the state. She only asks for religious liberty, which is an inalienable right, and that public servants execute their duties with diligence and honesty. That’s it. In fact, what the Catholic Church asks of the state is the very same thing that every other religion in this country asks. But the Left is making it increasingly difficult for the Church and other Christian religions in America to freely practice our faiths, despite that the first amendment guarantees that the government will protect our God-given rights.
As a matter of fact, the anti-American and anti-constitution Left is doing its level best to tear down and shred the constitution and all that America has traditionally stood for over the last 243 years. Consequently, the federal government has overreached and grabbed more and more power over the people of this country. Rather than government being the servant of the citizenry, it’s quickly becoming a slave owner… and we average everyday Americans are the intended slaves.
Certainly I believe in the power of prayer, and that God can save us and our nation at any time He wants, and without our help. But St. Ignatius of Loyola wisely said that we are to pray as if everything depends on God, but to work as if everything depends on us. Listen to Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy explain how we can save our nation.
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Broken But Unbowed: The Fight to Fix a Broken America by Governor Greg Abbott
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic by Mark Levin
Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop Runaway Government by Senator Tom Coburn
Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders by Senator Tom Coburn
Secrets of the Catholic Faith by Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy
The Lay Evangelist’s Handbook by Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy
“The greatest tragedy in the Catholic Church is the ignorance of the laity.”—Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
What We Believe… Why We Believe It—the weekly bulletin insert to educate your parishioners!
No one disputes that today’s Catholic lacks knowledge of the faith. That’s the reason so many are leaving the Church (6.5 people leave for every one who becomes a Catholic)—they simply don’t know the faith. But the What We Believe… Why We Believe It system can change all that. Within a year of reading What We Believe… Why We Believe It, your parishioners will know exactly what they believe… and be able to defend those beliefs.
What We Believe… Why We Believe It works because…
- It’s intrusive (70% of Catholics get 100% of their information from the weekly bulletin)
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- With the JoeSixpackAnswers.com website and weekly webinars, your parishioners have a source where they can ask questions when you’re not available