Friday, March 05, 2010

What A GREAT Opportunity!!
OK, Shepherd... teach your flock

Yep... looks as if some nut-job Baptist Preacher down Tennessee way is targeting Catholic school kids with his Jack Chick comics.

Here's some of the article from Tennessean.com; (Emphasis mine); Baptist pastor supports distribution of anti-Catholic booklets at school
Pigeon Forge baptist church is drawing attention after one of its members passed out anti-Catholic literature at school.

One of the teens who received the tract at Pigeon Forge High School attends Holy Cross Catholic Church just down the street. "This girl came up to her and said, 'This will make you very mad,'" said Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastor Father Jay Flaherty.

One of the booklets is titled "The Death Cookie". "It says that our eucharist is of the devil," Father Flaherty said. In it, cartoon caricatures of the devil and the pope make an agreement to take over the world with a [E]ucharistic wafer.

On the back of the tracts, a stamp reads "Compliments of Conner Heights Baptist Church." The church's pastor stands by the literature, saying it helps spread the Gospel, which he says he's called to do.

"It's what saved my life. Why would I not want to share it if I believe it's the right way to go?" said Conner Heights Pastor Jonathan Hatcher. Pastor Hatcher says he's not trying to target Catholics specifically, just the belief that the [E]ucharist will save one's soul.

In fact, he says he doesn't even really know much about the Catholic faith. "I'm obviously not schooled in the Catholic religion, I've not read the Catholic canons. I study the King James Bible and that's what I preach from, what I study from," Pastor Hatcher said.

When asked if he's concerned about passing out literature targetting a religion about which he admits he doesn't know much, Pastor Hatcher says he trusts the publishers of the material. "The people who distribute these tracts, or put them on the market, say they are schooled in it," Pastor Hatcher said. "Our goal is not to spread not to start violence, not to spread hatred, but to share the Gospel."

For the love of God, don't tell these people about John: 6.

But like I said, this is a great chance for this particular priest to teach these Catholic school kids exactly about The Eucharist. But I doubt that'll happen. If you teach about The Eucharist, you have to speak of the Sacrament of Penance. If you speak of the Sacrament of Penance, you have to bring up sin. If you bring up sin, you must mention Hell.

Can't do that. Hell will scare the kids. God forbid that happen in today's New & Improved Spirit of Vatican II Catholic Church.

12 Comments:

Blogger Helen said...

"Pastor" Hatcher isn't even familiar with the "King James" shorter (than the True Catholic) Bible.

Matthew 26 might be a good place for him to start learning about The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. (Do these people actually skip over these passages?)

4:20 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

VSC, please allow me to add that the Chapter and Verse is Matthew 26:26.

Thanks!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Volpius Leonius said...

My copy of the KJ Bible doesn't have anywhere in it where we are told to hand out Jack Chick comics to kids, guess mine must be a modernist version or something.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Volpius Leonius said...

I propose we set the angels and saints on him.

And if that doesn't work pit bulls, as God must want us to deal with this ourselves.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

The good pastor also seems to have missed John 6.

6:16 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

I hate to break bubbles, but any serious Bible version proves Catholicism rejects all other religions.

The principal sections are John 6, and the Gospels on the Last Supper, and St Paul on the Mass.

None of the main versions omit these sections.

There is much else that supports Catholic doctrine and refutes all other doctrines.

A. Jack Chick is a certifiable miracle case ... how can it be possible for a man with no brain to run a company?

B. Protestant ministers will simply not deal with some sections of Scripture even if in their own "official" translations.

C. Very few Catholic doctrines are not explained by Scripture. One of the things I noted after being received in the Church was that the Saints and Doctors I read all based their stuff on Scripture. Even though the Church is not based on Scripture, nevertheless it is Scripture that explains to us who our faith is based on.

D. The Chick scam is one of those marxist "big lie" ops, where the big lie is so big that it is not seen. The comic book itself is the lie, as common sense informs the mind, soul and heart that a dumbass comic book is not match for a living Church or a single document produced by the Church. It is like trusting the the man in the padded cell to evaluate reality.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

My husband and I were thinking about visiting Pigeon Forge.
That's off the table now.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

Hi Guys,
Cavey brought up a good point. Far from turning these kids away from the faith, a savvy priest could have used the opportunity to preach about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I know that most priests in todays parishes neglect teachings on any tenets of the faith, in my parish throughout the olympics Father mentioned the winter games every Sunday, to his credit he also mentioned confession on a couple of occasions.
Am I the only one who wants to hear about the teachings of the church? No, just the only one at my parish!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

BVP,
I'll bet my paycheck you attend a Novus Ordo only parish.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Here's what an editor said that Fr. F said in reply from Fr. Z's site;

Father Flaherty ‘hit the nail on the head’

Father Jay Flaherty, the pastor of Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge, gave a heartfelt message on Jan. 2 so profound that it’s worth repeating. He said “I am no longer Father Jay, but Father Flaherty.” [God love him! OORAH!]

He began by explaining the Catholic Church’s rules for Mass and the Eucharist, and addressed parish volunteers. He reminded us of God’s presence in the tabernacle. There’s a family-life room for visiting, eating, and unruly kids, with Mass on TV.

He spoke of growing disrespect for the host, such as the time one was found with a cough drop stuck on it. One must fast for one hour from food, drink, or chewing gum before taking Communion, Father said. “And if I or the eucharistic ministers see any of this, that person will not receive Communion. Don’t leave early; stay until Mass ends!”

Father addressed respectful attire, especially for ushers and those on the altar: ties, long pants, dresses, and no shorts. Latecomers must wait outside until after the homily, because “I do not use notes, and I get distracted.”

He ended by saying, “If you don’t like these changes, you can go worship elsewhere. [OORAH!] You can complain to the bishop or go all the way to the pope.” As a priest, Father Flaherty is accountable for how he leads his flock to God. You could have heard a pin drop during his homily, but the congregation applauded at the end in agreement.

He had hit the nail on the head. I hope his message resounds throughout the diocese.

—Nancy Stutts Knoxville

I've looked through the Bible, and I still haven't found that accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour either...

2:24 PM  
Blogger John said...

I looked at Matthew 26:26 and comparing scripture with scripture the Bible turned me to 1Corinthians 11:23-26 where Paul refers to the former passage as not literal but symbolic. Also, Paul never said a word about this being needed to get your sins forgiven, or even getting right with God for that matter. In fact, if you look at 1Corinthians 11:27-29 Paul makes it clear that that the partaker must get right with God prior to participation.

Also check our Matthew 23:9 for further Biblical instruction.

The Bible gives instruction that we are to "Study" to show ourselves approved unto God (2Timothy 2:15) and also "Rightly divide" the word of truth. That being said, either the Bible contradicts itself or God is doing business with different people different ways throughout the Bible.

What that little pamphlet did was merely compare what the Catholic Church states in its documents of faith with what the Bible says. One of them is right and one of them is wrong. I used to subscribe to the doctrines and traditions of man that are laid out in Catholicism but when I couldn't honestly answer the question "If I died right now would I be in Heaven or Hell?" I was challenged with several verses in the Bible like 1John 5:13 that state that one can be 100% sure that they are either Heaven or Hell bound. As a Catholic, no priest was ever able to show me this basic doctrine.

I said all of this not to "Attack" the Catholic church or its members but to shed some light on the issues at hand using the Bible and not my opinion.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

John,
This "little panphlet" is heretical at a minimum. I'd like to remind you the The Holy Bible has passage after passage referring to The Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Protestants conveniently (and rather lazily) disregard that in favor of an "easier" Christianity.

Another point on 'studying' The Holy Bible --- I'd like to remind you that even Sacred Scriptures states that it's The Church, and not Sacred Scriptures that is the 'Pillar and foundation of truth".

John, just because we might happen to own a copy of The Physicians Desk Reference, that doesn't entail that we're qualified to operate.


Pax Tecum et Semper Fidelis.

6:23 AM  

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