Sunday, October 03, 2010
Mass Chat: The Archbishop's DVD on Preserving Marriage in Minnesota - not a big hit.
This Sunday's homily was all about the Bishop's of Minnesota DVD mailing and subsequent protests Father has received since it was announced and delivered. I have no idea if that is the experience of pastors across Minnesota, but I kind of wanted to respectfully ask Father, "What did the Archbishop, and you, expect? Kudos?" If stats are correct, it is my understanding a high percentage of Catholics have ignored Humanae Vitae and Church teaching regarding artificial birth control and in-vitro fertilization, divorce and remarriage, sterilization procedures, and so on and on - for decades. A recent poll suggests Catholics do not even know the basics of the faith - like, 'what is communion anyway'? So the fact that people are not going to take a liking to the Preserving Marriage in Minnesota campaign should not really be a surprise - at least in more liberal Minneapolis.
In his homily, the pastor also expressed regret that most of the people he has spoken to haven't even bothered to watch the DVD. I read the cover letter and all of the media coverage and I know what the DVD is all about - In fact, as readers already know, I completely agree with the Archbishop's statements and teaching. I accept it and support the Archbishop. I will watch the DVD sometime soon. Other's won't.
Prayers for the Archbishop and his priests - the other shoe will drop when changes in the archdiocese are announced in the next couple of weeks... hold onto your pews - literally!