Depending on who you talk to, Pope Francis is either a luminary or an apostate. For the sake of argument, let’s assume he is an apostate. What does that mean to Sixpackers? How should we respond? What are our moral obligations? We’ll answer those questions and more in this episode.
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Joe Sixpack’s Stuff
The Every Catholic Guy Store This is where you can find a variety of Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy’s coffee mugs and teeshirts with quotes from saints and spiffy Catholic sayings. You might even see a quote or two from Joe Sixpack himself!
"The greatest tragedy in the Catholic Church is the ignorance of the laity.”—St. 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)
Each issue is in engaging
Far from boring catechism, each issue is highly informative of orthodoxy without being “highbrow"
With the JoeSixpackAnswers.com website and weekly webinars, your parishioners have a source where they can ask questions when you're not available
This episode features a story about a father, his son, and an immoveable rock.
The Wanderer—America’s Oldest Independent Catholic Newspaper
More and more Catholics and Christians will be tested in their faith as our culture continues its collision course with the eternal truths of our Church in the days ahead. The importance of a strong Catholic press in a society where Christianity is threatened on a daily basis is more essential today than ever.
The biased, selective, and casual coverage of events by the secular media that influence our culture has contributed to the pervasive “tolerance” of evil today. Persecution of Christians from the genocide in the Middle East to the continued attacks on Christians by the media, the courts and the legislative system go virtually unchallenged and unreported by the major media today. The media, rather than reporting the news, have become aggressive advocates of agendas behind the news, thus becoming contributors to the moral decay in our society, permeating our families, churches, schools, and much of society at large.
Even within the highest levels of the Catholic Church, there is a prevalent movement to conform 2,000 years of doctrine to the disordered influences of the times with a more than willing media to help.
Much of the mainstream press today has simply become facilitators and apologists for progressive left causes. Witness the one-sided influence the media displayed during the recent elections and then their near apocalyptic reaction after learning the results – not to mention their total astonishment that they could be so out of touch with mainstream America.
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