"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.
Friday, October 29, 2010
And other stuff people worry about.
The Democratic party. I think the party is over - it seems to be collapsing. I could be wrong. Yeah - I'm probably wrong. But Bill Clinton just discouraged a black man from running for office in Florida, and in Minnesota the DFL party distributed anti-clerical, anti-Catholic campaign literature. The party is breaking up.
Halloween. It is pagan, it's not pagan, it's Christian, it's not Christian. Whatever, it is over-done. All my favorite television sit-coms turn into copy-cat costume parties the week before the holiday. (LOL! I don't watch TV. ROFLOL! What?) So anyway - aside from being a fun American tradition for kids - it has turned out to be the American version of Carnival and masked-costume-balls for adults. Although this coming weekend the pastor at my parish encourages the children to come to Mass in their costumes. Oh, so see - it's Christian... yet the Vatican is against it - should I tell my pastor?
Women in politics. I know. This country has been going down hill ever since women got the vote. Now look at the mess. Nancy, Sara, Hilary, Anita, Monica, Michelle, Anna Nicole... But get this: A candidate for the Broward County School Board in South Florida, Jaemi Levine filed a complaint with the Broward Sheriff's Office claiming David Thomas squeezed her hand so hard during a post-debate handshake Tuesday that it now hurts. Gosh! Man up!
Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters. It's a dirty job but someones got to do it - and dirty, filthy, liberal CINOs better run scared. We're coming for you slime-balls. What if that was why we blog? I know... let them think it.
Scriptural basis for women wearing chapel veils. It just says - women should cover their heads in church. So I have to ask - if this passage is so binding, what about the one that says women should be submissive to their husbands? Oh! Oh! What about the one that women should not teach or have authority over men? [1 Tim. 2:12] Or the passage that says a woman shouldn't even speak in church? "Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith." - 1 Cor. 14:34 Uh? Uh? Why not follow those rules just as fervently?
Trick or treat? You never really know, do you!