Fundamentally Catholic  – The Chosen Ones

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A Richard Akins Story of Rediscovering His Catholic Faith (pt 1)

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Akins then describes 2 film clips and discusses them in context to the material.

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The videos above are about the perceived differences between Catholics and Protestants. The Godfather shows a Catholic who orders the murder of rival gang members while he is having his grandchild baptized into the faith.
 
Protestants would look at that and say, “Catholics can get away with murder, all they have to do is confess”.
The other video from The Apostle shows a Protestant minister who is “once saved always saved”. He commits homicide in a fit of rage. The objection of course, is how a man is saved just because he accepted Jesus once when he was a child.
Really the Truth lies somewhere in the middle. We do not accept “once saved always saved”, and we require contrition for the Sacrament of Reconciliation to be valid.
 
The guy in The Godfather does not express contrition, and the preacher in The Apostle later goes into a river and
“re-baptizes” himself in an expression of confession.
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