Urgent: 4 days left! We still have $5,430 to match to win a $25,400 Challenge Grant! Can you help?
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Upbeat!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 01, 2005

Great news from Scotland:

The Catholic Church was also upbeat about the future, pointing to the Church's own census in 2002 that showed 11.2 per cent go to church on Sundays compared to 7.5 per cent in England.

"Ladies and gennulmin, this is your, ah, cap'n speakin. You prob'ly noticed our starboard wing has just been shot off by a Stinger missile and our aircraft is in an uncontrolled dive earthward. However, those passengers on the left side of the aircraft where the flames aren't so bad can see --' round the 10 o'clock position -- a burning Delta 737 in the same dive condition as us only 4,000 feet below our altitude. I reckon Delta'll hit ground about, oh, 15 to 18 seconds before we will. So relatively speakin we're in fine shape. Now while our little ladies are goin through the cabin to pick up your headsets and any unwanted service items, I'd ask you to return your seatbacks and tray tables to their full upright and locked po-"

Transmission discontinued 09:51:47:08 CST

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($5,430 to go):
$25,400.00 $19,969.71
21% 79%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Mar. 01, 2005 11:57 AM ET USA

    The British Isles are desperately in need of another St. Patrick, a St. Augustine, or a St. Boniface. Of course that was back when their was real Good News to proclaim, and when people were dieing to be witnesses (martyrs) to that Good News. I don't quite think Public Relations damage control offers the same inspiration.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Was Lewis “basically Catholic”? 11 hours ago
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. 14 hours ago
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Scandal May 20
Modeling King David’s awareness of God May 20
Has the sensus fidei disappeared? May 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days