"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.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Just Matters...

Some observations from Mass last night...
There is a perky high school girl who does the readings at the Saturday evening vigil Mass.  She walks and talks with a bounce and reads really, really fast like, you know.  So last night the girl read the second reading twice, skipping the first from Baruch - yet no one seemed to notice because there are no missals or missalettes - not even the Celebrant seemed to notice.  (I know, I know, these things happen.)  Talk about active participation - which in local parish terms amounts to having some sort of function at Sunday Masses - greeting, collecting, reading, distributing, straightening pews,  etc..  Or getting involved on some sort of revenue raising committee, or discussion group on peace and justice issues.  As in the case of my neighborhood parishes - yes, two are joining together - global climate change.
The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change and Catholic Bishops' Environmental Justice Program appear to be the  resources for the newest social justice program coming to the parish.  That's fine - it is something I wouldn't participate in or contribute towards - especially now in light of the discovery that some of the science has been manipulated, and is suspected as being part of a complicated hoax.  That story has been in the news, albeit curiously ignored by mainstream media.
The eight week program will include action items for stopping further global warming and what will be needed to help the poor of the world who will be most impacted by climate change.  The 2 1/2 hour sessions will cover:
  • Catholic theology on the environment...voices on the theology of ecology and the implications for future generations.
  • The Science of Climate Change.  In the face of the consensus of the scientific community about climate change, how do we deal with fear, dread, and feelings of powerlessness?
Wait a minute!  Wait a minute!  Snap out of it, Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPier!  Stop right there!  Don't these people know about Climategate?  So church people can scare little kids and old people to death about doomsday scenarios of global warming, but a Cardinal can't be judgemental and tell homosexuals they are going to hell if they persist in their unnatural sexcapades?  Come on!
Oh well, I guess it gives the Deacon something to do.


  1. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Dear Terry,

    Are you dissing Cher?

    Hold on please!


  2. Sounds like heresy to me!

  3. Terry, can't you find another place to go to Mass, I mean, like really...???
    Sounds dreadful. I mean, REALLY!!

  4. Is Al Gore going to give one of the talks? You should attend and get his autograph or sumpthin.

  5. Haha, I saw a headline on one of the blogs I read today which read:

    "5000 limos? 140 private jets? Must be a climate conference."

    (True statistics on the modes of transportation, by the way.)

  6. Sorry, it was 1200 limos.
    I TOLD you in the Pearl Harbor post that I am scatterbrained. I seriously just read that before coming straight to your blog.



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