"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Funny bit on local news.

Don't tell this lady what is sinful.

A reporter asked a Catholic woman outside of her parish church what she thought of the so-called "new seven deadly sins" the Vatican came out with this week. With a hint of exasperation, she answered, "You would think with all that is going on in the world they would have better things to worry about. How about inclusiveness..." I can't remember what else she said, if anything, but I got the impression she watches a lot of Oprah shows.

The "new" seven deadlies:

"Genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs are all mortal sins." - News report.

2 comments:

  1. Inclusiveness should be one of the 21st Century Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

    Sharing, Inclusiveness, Tolerance, Recycling, Energy Footprint Conservation, Carbon Dioxide Reduction and Environmentalism

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  2. What about Oprah. Shouldn't "Oprah" be considered both a sin as well as a verb meaning self-absorption or pompous @ss?

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