.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Young Fogeys

New Blog Alert!

Young Fogeys, by Fr. Jay Toborowsky, heralded today by the illustrious Shouts in the Piazza blogging priest, Fr. Guy Sylvester.

Excerpts from Fr. Jay's first post, which may answer all your questions:

For years the lay faithful watched as the things they knew as distinctly "Catholic" were changed or removed, always with the reason, "It’s what Vatican II has called for", when in reality a truer sentence would have been, "It’s what I, Father X and/or Sister Y, have called for." But we’re a generation that learned wiffleball and football in schoolyards and backyards with the magic rule of "Do-over". That’s what we want. This "Young Fogey" generation of Roman Catholic Priests wants to take their best collective shot at learning the rich teachings of Vatican II, and then making these documents known, understood, and appreciated by the laity that has lived under their shadow for more than forty years without knowing what the Council actually said.

...I firmly believe that amongst all the questions that every Priest will face from Jesus Christ when it comes to whether we merit heaven, the one that could help us the most or hurt us the worst will be something like, "Did your example of priestly identity inspire others to follow you into the priesthood?"

...Herein lies what’s at the core of the resentment of "Young Fogeys". For all of the changes and gimmicks and watering down of the Faith that was done while we were kids, YFs didn’t buy into it. The crowd that resents us now faces their retirement realizing they have not replaced themselves with Priests "in their image and likeness", but rather with men who say, "Been there. Done that. Don’t want the T-shirt."

..."Don’t you just love the irony? YFs were told as kids to 'let their consciences be their guide', and now that their consciences have told them that what they were told as kids was wrong, they’re resented and despised by the gang that taught it to them!"

"Do-over"! Of course! As a member of that "Do-over" generation, why have I never thought of that before? All we have to do is find the Nintendo console with the "Human History" cartridge in it, hit the Reset button, and revert to the last Save Point!

Young Fogeys - Priests and Laity - Unite! I think we need T-shirts now.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Fra Angelico's Annunciation