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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



Monday, June 06, 2005

Oh those Catholics and their "wacky wafers"!

Oh how nice, just what I wanted to discover on a Monday morning. Communion is now just a "wacky wafer." And we now know of one more instance of sacriledge that happened at the Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday -- and he's so proud of it too.

There is just so much offensive to Catholics in this that I don't even know where to begin.

On TV that night, a reporter asked one woman what the priest did instead of doing his job as Christ's middleman. "He blessed me," she said, "and I blessed him back."

My first reaction was, So what's the problem? Instead of partaking in an archaic tradition of flesh-eating and blood-drinking that would do any cannibal or vampire proud, two human beings, in a time of great stress, on opposite sides of the God aisle, blessed each other. Now, if you ask me, that's as great a sacrament as they come--and I know of what I blaspheme, for that very morning, I received communion from my mother, who doled out two of the wacky wafers to her grandson and granddaughter for the first time.


The rest of the column is equally offensive. The sad thing is that this guy is apparently a husband and father (though of course that's only mentioned in passing, admist his tales of being sexually aroused by the hotel massuse, and the money God blessed him with at the slot machines).

I do idly wonder which priest it is that he refers to as being the chaplain at HCMC and of "nurturing a tiny church in the heart of south Minneapolis." Hmmmm.

Read the whole thing (careful -- adult language!!) at: City Pages - Bless This Mess.

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