Migration of faith

Migration of faith

There are 7 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 5, 2007, titled Migration of faith. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

In the windowless basement of Ebenezer Church, Maritza Cruz and a dozen other immigrant women randomly shout praises to "Jesucristo" that reverberate off the concrete block walls like clanging cymbals.

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Waukegan, IL

#1 May 5, 2007
while the star was there gathering information on the story they should have called the immigration and had all thier greencards checked.same as downtown they should have rounded everyone up and checked thier greencard status. im an american buisnessowner and with all the illegals working its gonna force my buisness, wich i have had for 15 years to go under because i cant pay my employes wich are men who support thier families with the incom i pay them because the illegal immigrants are driving down the pay scale.im really sick and tired of all of the talk about how they help the country and they pay taxes and all that. the truth of the matter is that 70 percent of the ones here ILLEGALLY are on some sort of government assistance. they DONT pay thier fair share of taxes and when they do get paid they send most of it back to mexico.they have ruined thier country and now we are letting them ruin ours. the people in america need to wake up just because they arent taking the white coller jobs those people think that they are safe......... but they are not.i doubt youll print this because its the truth and everyone knows the media doesnt do that anymore. if you want to write REAL stories about indy then you should start writing the truth about how thier being here is really affecting this country about how they are making the unemployment rate rise......... or about how 10 years ago i could do a roofing job and make enough money to support my familly but now i would have to do three of those same jobs to make what i made 10 years ago.... if you really want to print NEWS print that.

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 9, 2007
The U.S. Catholic Church is dominated by descendents of northern European cultures (German and Irish, notably), which are psychographically very different from southern and eastern European cultures (Italy, for example). They tend to be more rational-intellectual-textual in their experience of Christ and the Catholic Church. Supernatural aspects of Christianity, while accepted, are seldom experienced.

Hispanics from Central and South America have an experience of Catholicism and of Jesus that is more emotional-mystical-iconic, derived as it is from Mediterranean and Spanish Christianity, sometimes mixed with indigenous Indian religion. American-style Catholicism doesn't nourish their spirituality. These Catholics find a Catholic Church that is apathetic, unwelcoming and sometimes downright inhospitable. Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, on the other hand, offer hospitality, an emotional component to worship, and a contact with the mystical.

God is sending the U.S. Catholic Church uncounted millions of Hispanic believers. His Church in America is turning its corporate back on them, tacitly pushing them into the arms of eager Protestants.

If the U.S. Roman Catholic Church is to have any long-term success in bringing back these lost sheep, it has to jettison its northern European mindset and become inculturated as a Hispanic-American Catholicism. Eastern-rite Catholicism might offer a better alternative for Hispanics, with its attachment to holy images (akin to Hispanic santos) and its emphasis on a more mystical style of worship, theology and spirituality.


#3 May 21, 2007
The prosperity gospal and the gospal of greed of the Pentacostal and ecvangilical churches are attracive in luring the poor their fold as they give false hope and the laders fill their pockets and become rich in the bargain.
Catholic View

Tulsa, OK

#4 Jul 23, 2007
i would like to bring to mind the Catholic Cursillo Movement which is a somewhat Charismatic Catholic experience aimed at not only the Hispanic communities but the full community as well. Cursillos in Christianity is a movement that, through a method of its own tries to, and through God's grace manages to; enable the essential realities of the Christian to come to life in the uniqueness, originality, and creativity of each person. In becoming aware of their potential and while accepting their limitations they exercise their freedom by their conviction, strengthen their will with their decision, to propitiate friendship in virtue of their constancy in both their personal and community life.

Let us not discuss the trivialities of the faith but beckon unto all to come and dine at the table.

Warren, NJ

#5 Aug 19, 2008

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 22, 2008
hannah montana

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Aug 24, 2008
MileyCyrus wrote:
So, is it all agreed that we hate black people..........can I get an Amen Brother!
You hate black people, miley?

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