Friday, February 13, 2015

random thoughts

  • Michael Matt has a good question about the big papal extravaganza Masses. I have to say one thing about his experience in 1979. He was a child at the time and he wouldn't have known the difference from a biker gang dude from some guys in leather jackets. That being said, everything else said in the video makes sense. Obviously many, if not, most Catholics-- laity and clergy don't believe in transubstantiation, otherwise they would not act the way they do.

  • The people who are outraged over the 50 Shades of Gray movie have their hearts in the right place but the horse has already left the barn. Where were they when the book was becoming a social phenomenon? The time to protest was when their female neighbors, friends and relatives were openly buying and discussing the filthy book and it's equally vile sequels.

  • Speaking of vile, isn't it breathtaking when you consider that Cardinals Kaspar and Marx aren't even as honest as Martin Luther? Luther, nasty and nutty as he was, at least openly admitted his hatred of the Church and left.

  • Michael Voris did a video on reactionary Catholics. But aren't we all reactionary, Mr. Voris included? Is not his own CMTV a reaction to the horrible and unreported things going on in the Church? Things happen and we respond unless we are oblivious or dead. When one sees rain, a normal person reacts by getting out the umbrella, going back inside or deciding to that getting wet is no big deal. When faced with a weird looking man standing by your car in a dark and empty parking lot most women react by asking someone to walk with them to the car, waiting for the scary guy  to leave or by calling the cops.

  • Pope Benedict says he has no regrets about resigning. I half way believe him. The poor, dear man is probably so relieved to be out of the limelight and out of the verbal and spiritual cross-hairs of those who hate the Church but if you think about the precedent he set and how bad the whole thing looks, that he probably regrets. 


Steve Dalton said...

Voris is a coward. He loves to pretend he's a brave Christian knight fighting the forces of evil, but he won't criticize the one individual who's been responsible for nearly all the turmoil in the last two years. He will roast the priests, the bishops, the cardinals, and the laity who are helping to mess up the Church, but these folks couldn't get away with their nonsense if the man at the top would exercise his office. IMO, Michael Voris has confused his loyalty to a man (papolatry) with the respect he's supposed to have for the office. By doing so, he's making a fool of himself, and diminishing the office of the Papacy in the eyes of Church and the world.

Joe Potillor said...

Agreed on all points