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02/11/2004: "Britney Spears responds to Altar Call"

In this article they report that Britney Spears and her mom went to a Evangelical Christian Church in Southern California and responded to the altar call.

Is this a good thing? In many ways I think so. I don't even think the sincerity of her being there is of issue. What the message is in the end is: When you need to repent, where do you go? You go to Church. If her altar call is is indeed not sincere, I think it'll reflect poorly on her, not on Christianity.

I was also glad to hear that the church refused to get caught up in the publicity and answer reporters inquiries. I would also hope that they would do their best to refuse to let her use it for publicity or to let her continue to live as though nothing has changed while continuing to attend as if she has responded to the altar call.

What continually comes to my mind when stories like these come up is where is the Catholic Church for these type of people? If the Britney Spears of the world want to come to God, are we providing a good ministry to reach out to them. I usually conclude a resounding NO!


Other blogs I read:
Jimmy Akin
Crowhill's blog
Amy Welborn's 'open book' blog
Secondhand Smoke-Wesley Smith
Envoy Encore
Dale Price's blog
Mark Shea (On sabatical)

The Church I participate in:
Official Vatican Site
US Conference of Bishops
Sacramento Diocese
SS Peter and Paul Parish

Good Catholic Websites:
NewAdvent-Encyclopedia, Bible, Etc.
Zenit Catholic News
EWTN: Catholic TV and radio
Mass times for US travelers

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