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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Monday, September 12, 2005

From the Fat Women in Stretch Pants Department

"We are not going anywhere,"added Mary Ann McCarthy, of FutureChurch, a national coalition of parish-centered Catholics incorporated in 1993. "We are staying here, in this church, to help make it a better place."

Poor Mary Ann. Apparently, the Church founded by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ isn't good enough and has to be made better. The last time I checked, Jesus was God and not the birkenstock-wearing, gray-haired, '60's Shalom crowd. Maybe I'm crazy, but I'll stick with Our Lord on this one. I am loathe to say anything positive about Luther or Calvin or Hank VIII, but at least they had the intellectual honesty to leave.

Unfortunately, these types tend to dominate parish life and we are treated to their verbal ruminations of being "an Easter people," or being "eucharist to one another." These are--tragically--the ones who "Sack Rome" every Sunday in their oh so flattering tent-sized blouses and XXL polyester on their way up to the Sanctuary...oh...sorry...worship space. The strains of their preferred liturgical substandard lounge music reinforces the notion that during the seventies, these people were probably toking up and discovering new universes in their fingernails.

C'mon folks, you've had thirty years to destroy the Church. It's not working, nor will it. You can't get much better than the Deity Himself establishing the institution. Now, lest anyone think that I am being uncharitable, I am not. I am just observing.