February 11th, 2013
05:56 PM ET

Brazil's Catholics look to the future

Shasta Darlington reports on the struggles of the Catholic Church in Brazil to keep the young interested.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Brazil • Catholic Church

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Tides go in, Tides go out..you cant explain it...B. O'Really

    Bet they re wishing the internet would disappear....

    imagine that ....the younger set not wanting to enslave themselves to a stupid con......

    February 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  2. Che Kowalski

    Despite massive resources, the willfully ignorant Brazilians went back to destroying their country after grunting a bit over the pope's resignation. There, fixed that one for ya, CNN.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
  3. hal 9001

    I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your repeated assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your repeated unfounded assertions may represent truths is: "EPIC FAIL".

    February 12, 2013 at 8:39 am |
  4. AvdBerg

    The church hierarchy refers to the Pope as 'Holy Father', while the Word of God teaches us to call no man your father upon the earth (Matthew 23:9). The Pope was never appointed by God but rather by men and a quick study of the Papal Office will confirm that it is not 'Holy' at all.

    For a better understanding of the history of the Papacy and the spirit the Pope serves we invite you to read the articles 'Papal Infallibility, Contradictions and Spiritual Blindness', 'The Mystery Babylon' and 'Popes and the Princes of This World', listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7)

    February 12, 2013 at 8:21 am |

      This poster is a TROLL on this site, they are proven liars and are only here to sell their book and website for their cult.

      Click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.

      February 12, 2013 at 10:54 am |
    • Answer

      "while the Word of God teaches us to call no man your father upon the earth"

      Answer: http://www.catholic.com/tracts/call-no-man-father

      February 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    February 12, 2013 at 7:25 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      February 12, 2013 at 10:49 am |
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