Sunday, January 20, 2008

Martin Luther King Day Mass

My childhood parish St. Augustine is having its annual MLK Day Mass tommorow. Although I'm thankful for all MLK did--- people forget how horrible daily life was for black people when my parents were young; but I'm not happy about this at all. MLK was not Catholic and not a saint. He was about as faithful to his wife as JFK was to his, which is to say, not at all. A Mass in his honor seems um.... silly.

5 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

A bit strange it's true..

a thorn in the pew said...

I read around this time last year that there is a southern diocese trying to "get him" to be the first non-Catholic saint. Now thats odd at it's finest.

M. Alexander said...

Beyond odd it's sacrilegious. Well back when there was such a thing.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

He wouldn't be the first non-Catholic Saint as St. John the Baptist wasn't Catholic (although he would of been had he not been beheaded)...And a Mass being offered for a non-Catholic is a bit strange. The poliically correct version of the MLK story always comes out and many people don't know that he was in public sin by being un-faithful to his wife. I would NEVER offer Mass for a non-Catholic, no matter how much they impacted society. :) (Until the day I'm ordained then)

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"He wouldn't be the first non-Catholic Saint as St. John the Baptist wasn't Catholic (although he would of been had he not been beheaded)"

Una est fides antiquorum et modernorum.

He was a Jew (or Levite) before Kaiaphas made the word Jew synonymous with a certain Apostasy.