"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.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Banking on that hundredfold.
Yesterday afternoon I flipped on the television to check the weather channel - it has been so hot and humid I wanted to see if another storm was headed our way. The TV was set to the Fox channel and guess who was on - Fr. Cutie and his new talk show, The Fr. Albert Show. I hadn't realized his talk-show was airing on Fox - I expected it would be on Telemundo or something. Yet there he was in his dog collar, interviewing a young woman living off her mother. He feigned shock at the $800 designer shoes the daughter charged on her mom's Visa, as if he doesn't know what designer costs. I quickly clicked away after listening to the Jerry Springer-style guffaws from the audience. What a sleaze show.
It seems likely to me Cutie became enamored of his own celebrity, got used to the income, and followed the money. I doubt very much that the 'hooking-up' is what initially led him astray.
It's his life. After all, he has a family to raise now.