Skip to comments.Lou Holtz urges Catholics to 'come home' in well-timed commercial
Posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:08 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
The setting is familiar, even if the message isnt.
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 weve 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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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.
I may be coming home to the Roman Catholic Church after all these years since Martin Luther.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
That is what is attracting me to the Roman Catholic Church. I am currently an Episcopalian.
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.
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...
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.
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?
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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.
I prefer having a personal relationship with my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, rather than being a “religionist”.
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?
War Eagle and Roll Tide Roll.
Your comment dusggest you don’t understand what a personal relationship (nor a religion) is.
I’ll come home to Holy Mother Church when the last homosexual priest is laicized.
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.
It’s not about ND.
It’s about Christ.
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.
Hearing Holtz talk on politics I don’t think he would invite Obama anywhere.
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.
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.
Do not worry, AL will hand ND tonight their rear ends in the BCS Championship.
That is how the RCC began, as “home churches” during the time of the apostles.
The sweet irony of it all is that the most well-known Catholic cable channel is broadcasted from, of all places, AL.
“Its Roman Catholicism that needs to come home... not the other way around”
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?
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.
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”.
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.
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.
We know from your own comment that you would have walked away like many others.
Scripture refutes your assertions.
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?
Good luck to Lou, just not tonight against my beloved Tide. Roll Tide!!
“You know that Scripture instructs you not to privately interpret Scripture don’t you?”
Actually, it does not say that. Read the context.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.