Comments on: Poem : Yes I am a Backward Catholic http://www.turnbacktogod.com/poem-yes-i-am-a-backward-catholic/ Listen To Christian Music Online Free Wallpapers And Videos Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:39:50 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 By: Christopher Buczek http://www.turnbacktogod.com/poem-yes-i-am-a-backward-catholic/#comment-2512508 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:27:24 +0000 http://www.turnbacktogod.com/?p=15231#comment-2512508 I am a backward Catholic. I like backward churches that smell of wood polish and incense and candle wax and faith. I like backward tabernacles in the center of the church behind the main altar, an eternal flame flickering constantly behind red glass to signal the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. I like genuflecting with one knee all the way to the floor (though that’s getting harder every year and I might have to ease up on that one.) I like backward side altars with marzipan-colored statues of the saints posed contemplating a crucifix, or proffering the instruments of their martyrdom, bathed in the light of backward banks of votive candles lit by people praying for their intercession. I like backward confession booths with dusty red curtains and the little light that goes on when you kneel, letting you know to wait while the priest finishes hearing the person on his other side. I like the backward rasp the little door makes when he’s ready to hear your confession and I like the backward old ritual prayers that you both knew by heart and which made speaking your greatest faults to a stranger (or a friend) in the dark somehow not at all awkward. I like backward silence. Especially when it is time to receive my Lord. I’ve never been able to carry a hymnal and receive in the hand and keep singing the offering hymn while trying not to chew the host. I have many, many not backward at all beliefs about women priests and gay marriage and social justice and I don’t think I need to give up my backward ways to still hold them. I guesss that makes me a backward Catholic of one!

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By: ST.James Steven McGarry http://www.turnbacktogod.com/poem-yes-i-am-a-backward-catholic/#comment-2158386 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:09:33 +0000 http://www.turnbacktogod.com/?p=15231#comment-2158386 my poems are not backwards and any catholic who claims to be a backward catholic is really and truthfully a demon worshiper. and I a living catholic am apoled that some one would claim to be a catholic backwards. our holy bible is straight forward and true and not full of lies and decite as a backword catholic. may god bless you

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By: ST.James Steven McGarry http://www.turnbacktogod.com/poem-yes-i-am-a-backward-catholic/#comment-2158372 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:01:42 +0000 http://www.turnbacktogod.com/?p=15231#comment-2158372 I believe in one god the father almighty creator of heaven and earth, and all things living. I believe in one lord Jesus Christ the only begotten son of the father god from god light from light true god from true god one in being with the other through him all things were made for us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven by the power of the holy spirit was born from the holy mother and became man. he was persecuted by pontius pilate crucified died and was buried. on the third day he rose again from the dead in fulfillment of the scriptures . he ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of god the father almighty from there he will come again to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the holy spirit the lord the giver of life who processes from the father and the sun like the father and the sun is worshiped and glorified who has spoken through the holy trinity. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church the holy communion of saints and angels one baptism for the forgiveness of sinners, I look forward to the resurrection of the body and all life in this world amen.

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