Saturday, March 19, local newspaper headline article about large well known area church dropping support for several local ministries serving the needy because those ministries also work with Catholics. They did not want to associated with any organization that supports “works based salvation” which is how they view Catholicism. This same church also dropped support of a local “rescue mission” because said group allowed local Muslim students from UNCC to serve a meal to the needy last November.
Monday, March 21, local newspaper headline article about(same) area church “asking for forgiveness” and stating they will continue to support the local ministries. Except the one that allows Muslims to participate.
Something else in Sunday’s “travel” section also caught my eye. An article about the faithful who visit Fatima, Portugal for religious reasons was accompanied with a photograph showing a devout believer making the traditional 100 ft. journey on their knees(from what to where wasn’t clear). But, they were wearing pads taped to the knees to make the “spiritual journey more comfortable”. OK. Let’s see, the times I’ve felt closest to god was “comfortably” in bed(doing whatever). Hallelujah. Amen.