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Jesus formed the church; pray for America

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 am

After reading the Religion page in the News-Sentinel, I must comment on a couple of things.

First, to Armon Ben Binyamin: Jesus absolutely formed the church. Yes, the apostles were Jews, and Jesus was born to a virgin Jewish mother, but He is the son of God the Father, created in her womb by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When Jesus celebrated Passover, He instituted the Holy Eucharist and authorized His apostles to do the same, making them the first holy priests.

Many Catholics celebrate Passover suppers. Pentecost is one of our special celebrations. Every Sunday, Mass has a reading from the Old Testament — the Torah

Jesus said, "Peter, you are the rock, and on this rock I will build my church." Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom, making him the first pope. Jesus also said He was the cornerstone.

I think you and your friends should attend a Mass and see the similarities that Jesus brought to His church with His Jewish roots.

Second, along with millions of others, I believe prayer is all that will save our wonderful, beautiful USA.

Dr. Michael Youssif of "Leading Our Way" ministries has asked for daily prayer for our country from July 4 to Nov. 6. He teaches that we need to humble ourselves, repent and turn from our wicked ways (

The U.S. Catholic bishops have asked us to pray daily, especially at 3 p.m., the hour Jesus died for our sins, saying we must protect our freedom of religion. If we lose it, we will lose the other freedoms we enjoy (

I hope there will be many "America for Jesus" gatherings before election day. Prayer and repentance have saved so many countries from evil takeovers. I believe our merciful and loving God will answer our heartfelt prayers, too. We kicked him out of our country; let's beg Him to come back.

For our future, we must not let the U.N. overrule our beloved Constitution, which was written in biblical truths. Let's remain "one nation, under God."

Carolyn Hadden


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