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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Friday, April 15, 2005

"Didn't promote hatred toward Catholics"

The eBay/Eucharist story that broke a couple of days ago takes a new turn -- apparently eBay doesn't mind if sacred religious items are sold so long as they "don't promote hatred toward" the religion (though one wonders what would happen if someone tried to sell a sacred Jewish item and the Jews complained to eBay...)

It's bad enough when eBay becomes the clearinghouse for body parts, ie, Catholic relics (they typically don't do anything about those either, even though they explicitly forbid the sale of body parts on the service), but it is an absolute outrage when they condone the selling of the most sacred "item" of a religion, just because THEY don't see how that promotes hatred "toward" the religion.

We need to e-mail eBay right quick, to express our absolute disgust and displeasure towards their demeaning attitude toward our faith (and, rumor has it, the faith of one of the eBay founders, who is supposedly Catholic himself). I for one, who have done much business and bought many things through eBay, refuse to do business through them anymore until they show that they can be "tolerant" of the Catholic faith as well as the Zoroastrians and Scientologists.

Communion wafer from papal Mass auctioned on eBay

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