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Lou Holtz urges Catholics to 'come home' in well-timed commercial
Desert News ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Walker

Posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:08 PM PST by Kid Shelleen

The setting is familiar, even if the message isn’t.

Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is standing in a locker room giving what appears to be a pep talk. But instead of talking about offensive execution and defensive intensity, he is fervently reminding his listeners that “for victory in life we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is heaven.”

The divine pep talk is the newest “evangomercial” from Catholics Come Home, an independent media outreach intended to “inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholics; coach; holtz

1 posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:14 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Lou Holtz is a very decent man. However no Catholic can ever forget that Notre Dame invited the vicious vile pro abortion Obama not only to speak at their graduation but conferred an honorary degree. They can win all the football titles possible from now to the crack of doom, but their honor can never be restored.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 5:06:54 PM PST by allendale
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To: allendale

Spot on!


3 posted on 01/06/2013 5:10:08 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Kid Shelleen
I know there are some on FR that are anti-Cathloic, but this sounds good to me. I am catholic, lower-case 'c', an Episcopalian, probably to be Anglican, or maybe in the future a Catholic. I do not like faggot priests, female priests, same sex marriage, and a lot of the other tripe being sold at my Church these days. I have been a catholic Protestant all my life, but I now protest too much against my own church.

I may be coming home to the Roman Catholic Church after all these years since Martin Luther.

4 posted on 01/06/2013 5:14:47 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

To paraphrase the Gipper.... I didn’t leave the Roman Catholic Church....the Roman Catholic Church left me !!! It’s Roman Catholicism that needs to “come home”... not the other way around, Lou !


5 posted on 01/06/2013 5:17:29 PM PST by Froggie
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An extravagant TV commercial, expensive , everyone pats themselves on the back, the commercial gets retired, and once again a pathetic attempt at Evangelization with no people involved.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 5:23:48 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Kid Shelleen

Hey, lets take what we can get regardless if this is Catholic or not. Any message urging a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ, even from a little squirt like Lou Holtz, works for me.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 5:31:23 PM PST by lesko
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To: Kid Shelleen

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8 posted on 01/06/2013 5:44:42 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: ConservativeInPA
I do not like faggot priests, female priests, same sex marriage, and a lot of the other tripe being sold at my Church these days.

Yeah, a lot of Catholics are trying to sell it, but the Church isn't buying. Those folks are all up in arms about the Pope's New Year's Day homily, extolling the virtues of the family, and marriage between one man and one woman.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 5:53:27 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

That is what is attracting me to the Roman Catholic Church. I am currently an Episcopalian.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 5:55:49 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: Kid Shelleen

It appears that the media campaign is OK. It would be far more effective, if it addressed reasons why they left - and if they are churched now or not.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 6:04:07 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: SuziQ

Well this Catholic is buying the Popes stance and our new Priest is Old School, A blessing from God! But yes some are struggling, Funny its those whom I had discussion with before on Church Standing and History. Interesting watching them learn from others now...


12 posted on 01/06/2013 6:10:41 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’m no Catholic and I know Catholicism has it’s share of challenges, but I found Lew Holz’s hopeful message refreshing amidst all of the other crap on TV. Good for him.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 6:10:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: allendale

So because Lou coached Notre Dame and you hate Notre Dame because they conferred an honorary degree on our pro abortion president we should ignore Lou’s message? I understand te ND hate but good grief, Lou’s a good man....can’t you out the other garbage aside and appreciate the messenger and the messenger’s message?


14 posted on 01/06/2013 6:11:46 PM PST by irish guard
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To: Kid Shelleen
Lou's a true gentle-man, and a "real" Catholic. I was fortunate to sit in on my husband's interview with Lou when he was still head coach at Notre Dame. And speaking of Catholicism and Notre Dame...

St. Andre Bessette (and Andre Jones), please pray for the Fighting Irish... http://www.fightingirishthomas.com/2013/01/bessette-and-jones-honoring-two.html
15 posted on 01/06/2013 6:12:54 PM PST by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: irish guard

Out=put. Sorry for the iPhone autospell


16 posted on 01/06/2013 6:13:45 PM PST by irish guard
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To: Kid Shelleen; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; raptor22; ...
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17 posted on 01/06/2013 6:15:18 PM PST by narses
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To: irish guard

As was said Lou Holtz is a very good man delivering a heartfelt good message. The rest however is not garbage nor should it be ignored. Notre Dame has forever dishonored itself and should be looked upon by Catholics (and all Christians) with suspicion and sorrow. Unfortunately whenever Lou Holtz is introduced, this good man is identified as the former coach of that disgraced institution.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 6:24:40 PM PST by allendale
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To: Kid Shelleen

I prefer having a personal relationship with my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, rather than being a “religionist”.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 6:41:33 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: crosshairs

According to the bible, Jesus founded a church and this church had priests who could forgive sins and who would turn bread into the Body of Jesus. Do you know the name of this church? I do. It is the Catholic Church. If you want a relationship with Jesus then why not do it through the Church He started?


20 posted on 01/06/2013 6:51:55 PM PST by impimp
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To: allendale

War Eagle and Roll Tide Roll.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:51 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: crosshairs

Your comment dusggest you don’t understand what a personal relationship (nor a religion) is.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 7:13:53 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’ll come home to Holy Mother Church when the last homosexual priest is laicized.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 7:26:45 PM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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To: impimp
The Body of Christ is a reference to all those who have accepted Christ as their Savior.

Nothing Jesus said can rationally support the notion that that the bread in an RC communion actually becomes the physical body of Christ; NOTHING. Jesus said, eat the bread in remembrance of Him.

Lou Holtz should have directed his comments to the administration and faculty of Notre Dame first and foremost.

24 posted on 01/06/2013 9:32:15 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: allendale

It’s not about ND.

It’s about Christ.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 9:36:13 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: impimp
If you want a relationship with Jesus then why not do it through the Church He started?

When the veil of the Temple was torn at the death of Christ, it symbolized that everyone had direct access to God and not longer required a human priest to intercede for him. Jesus is the High Priest and all can go directly to Him.

As for the "Church He started", the first churches were home churches.

Did Jesus also ordain the historic corruption of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries? The RCC is a man-created organization that has done much good - and much evil; but it is merely a man-created organization.

26 posted on 01/06/2013 9:38:39 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: allendale

Hearing Holtz talk on politics I don’t think he would invite Obama anywhere.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 10:13:04 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: SeaHawkFan

In Matthew 16 Jesus gives Peter a “triple blessing”. In the blessing is that Peter is rock and the gates of hell shall not prevail against his church. So was Jesus wrong - has hell prevailed over the Catholic Church?

If Priests are no longer needed why are they mentioned so often in Acts?

Also, when it is said in the New testament that first try to correct sinners, then bring a few people if that doesn’t work, and if that doesn’t work then bring them to the CHURCH. Whose house were they to bring the sinners to when a small group of believers was insufficient?

All organizations experience corruption. The Holy Spirit only protects the Catholic Church from deciding doctrine erroneously. He doesn’t protect the Church from corruption as its members are human and therefore prone to sin.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 11:19:34 PM PST by impimp
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To: SeaHawkFan

He said “This is my Body” just after holding a piece of bread. If we are to do it in remembrance of Him then those with apostolic succession are to also turn bread into Jesus’ body. I know it is a hard teaching and that is why so many of Jesus disciples left Him in John 6 - they couldn’t accept it.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 11:23:12 PM PST by impimp
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To: allendale

Do not worry, AL will hand ND tonight their rear ends in the BCS Championship.


30 posted on 01/07/2013 4:01:31 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

That is how the RCC began, as “home churches” during the time of the apostles.


31 posted on 01/07/2013 4:04:14 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The sweet irony of it all is that the most well-known Catholic cable channel is broadcasted from, of all places, AL.


32 posted on 01/07/2013 4:06:28 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Froggie

“It’s Roman Catholicism that needs to “come home”... not the other way around”

Bingo!!


33 posted on 01/07/2013 5:18:48 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: allendale

All I can say is give it a rest. Lots if people still at Notre Dame are great folks who want to do the right thing. If you want to be an absolutist that’s fine but its pretty difficult to find anyone who’s perfect. The students and many of the manners of the ND faculty are very good Catholics. Should they quit? Of course not, they try to fix from within. People like that are needed everywhere. And the ND Lou Holtz coached for didn’t have Fr. Jenkins as its president. Should he be held accountable for Jenkin’s actions?


34 posted on 01/07/2013 5:21:23 AM PST by irish guard
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To: Kid Shelleen

Once again Mr. Holtz is a decent man with whom few would quarrel. However you should get beyond nostalgia, remove the Irish blinders and recognize what has and continues to happen. Fr. Jenkins not only invited the vile abortion promoting Obama to Notre Dame, conferred an honorary degree, celebrated him in his introduction, and in a mean spirited manner tormented the people who protested the nonsense. Fr. Jenkins by his vows and the position he holds, is a Catholic leader and educator of the young. His actions were not only inconsistent with that role but were abhorrent and harmful. Yet he remains the leader and president of Notre Dame. All those “good people” continue to serve under him without protest. There is a unwashed stain on Notre Dame which has forever corroded its reputation. Give it a rest? Until Notre Dame removes Jenkins and apologizes sincerely for its actions, they have bought into the carnage that Obama actually celebrates. Frankly when a candidate comes before me these days ballyhooing their unabashed pride and nostalgia for Notre Dame, immediately an apparent character defect is identified, and the next applicant is promptly considered.


35 posted on 01/07/2013 6:31:56 AM PST by allendale
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To: impimp

Do you interpret all scripture literally?

Doesn’t the RCC also teach that communion wine actually become the blood of Jesus? Does it really taste like blood? The answer is “no”.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 9:37:59 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: allendale

Holtz isn’t asking fallen Catholics to enroll at Notre Dame, that cesspool isn’t even mentioned in the commercial. He’s asking fallen Catholics to return to the faith. The faith that transcends the sins of John Jenkins, Monk Molloy, Ted Hesburgh, Richard McBrien and every other sinner in South Bend. Too bad your myopia prevented you from realizing that.


37 posted on 01/07/2013 10:30:53 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: crosshairs

Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.


38 posted on 01/07/2013 10:33:30 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Sit up higher so John 6 doesn't fly so far over your head.

We know from your own comment that you would have walked away like many others.

39 posted on 01/07/2013 10:35:46 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Scripture refutes your assertions.


40 posted on 01/07/2013 10:37:41 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Do you interpret all scripture literally?

You know that Scripture instructs you not to privately interpret Scripture don't you?

The answer is “no”.

Are the coins in your pocket actually solid?

41 posted on 01/07/2013 10:42:42 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Good luck to Lou, just not tonight against my beloved Tide. Roll Tide!!


42 posted on 01/07/2013 3:46:34 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“You know that Scripture instructs you not to privately interpret Scripture don’t you?”

Actually, it does not say that. Read the context.


43 posted on 01/07/2013 4:11:22 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

It drives me nuts to hear Catholics getting all into the ‘fairness’ nonsense, when it comes to homosexuals and women in the priesthood. They think that since they’re so much more ‘compassionate’ to those groups, they are more like Jesus. They have just lost all reason and sense, in my opinion, because they’ve completely forgotten about sin.


44 posted on 01/07/2013 6:19:55 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Gluteus Maximus

Why would you deny yourself the blessings of the Eucharist, because of the fallen human nature of some of the priests in the Church. THEY aren’t bothered about you, why should you bother about them?


45 posted on 01/07/2013 6:22:26 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: allendale

My position as well. The day I hear an apology from ND, asking for forgiveness for this tragic event, will be the day I return to the Catholic Church.


46 posted on 01/07/2013 6:26:18 PM PST by Toespi
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To: ConservativeInPA

Come on home ConservativeInPA, Read the Daily Readings (everyday), Read the CCC, understand the Canon Law and learn apologetics...I love the RCC. I am very fortunate to attend a more traditional parish in West Point, VA....we are not a Liberation Theology “Banner” parish. We are one of the few parishes in my area that still has a Crucifix.


47 posted on 02/03/2013 6:58:39 PM PST by BDHKTM
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To: Biggirl

Jesus said His church will grow through Peter. After Christ’s death the early Christians were already divided. For Peter, you had to be a Jew ( monotheistic) before you become Christian. He was the leader of the Jewish Christians. Paul believed you didnt have to be a jew before you become Christian.therefore he taught Gentiles. when he went to Rome to try to convert people, he was imprisoned. .the Romans killed and drove away the Jews (who had strict law against religious images by the way-Ten Commandments) that’s why Jewish Christianity disappeared. The leaders of the early Christians died long before the ruthless Roman Emperor Constantine accepted Christianity into Rome in 312 AD! A LOT of dark things happened before that. After Christianity got accepted, the Romans still practiced other religions. The Romans were always polytheistic and paganistic, which is why they continue that in their culture through Christianity even to the point of changing the Ten Commandments so they can continue their practices. Eventually with the early Christian groups dispersed, Roman Catholicism became the dominant Christian group being in the powerful nation at that time. Eventually of course their own priests left them and created the Orthodox, then the Protestant churches, because of they’re against the Roman Catholics changing Scripture and contradicting it in their practices and beliefs. Jesus said you have to be born again to see the kingdom of God not born with the flesh but born of the Spirit. RCC get followers through birth, not by convincing people. they only have a billion followers because they only become dominant in spanish colonized poverty stricken overpopulated countries with superstitious ignorant uneducated people. The biggest lie they tell them is they’re the first church! A church is the people not the building. A tree that doesn’t have roots and doesnt give out good fruit is meant to fall.


48 posted on 03/27/2013 7:29:27 AM PDT by panotbaday
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To: panotbaday

Well there is the RCIA folks who do come into the Church and this coming Holy Saturday night throughout the Church, there will be many baptisms and formal receptions. The Church has come a long way.

A good and blessed Happy Easter.


49 posted on 03/27/2013 8:17:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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