April 05, 2010

Projections of Ignorance

Gentle Reader: Don't be too angry about all the commentators demanding, expecting, cajoling, wheedling, "change" in the Catholic Church as a solution to the problems of sexual abuse by clergy. Often, the changes involve: elections, removing the hierarchy, deposing the Holy Father, "ordaining" women etc. etc. You know, nothing new, really, no thing new.

Don't be angry because they speak out of ignorance and misinformation: the same they are trying to project upon the Church. Many of these folks belong to Protestant denominations that do, to their mind, (though I'd quibble) give them everything they want as far as a "democratic" structure and now they want the Catholic Church to be Protestant. Without the existance of the Catholic Church I wonder what basis for their entire existance they would use but that's another opus for another day.

Some of these commentators claim to be, actually, Catholic but, sadly, they get their information about the faith they profess from the commentators in the above paragraph.

The Catholic Church is not a democracy. However, you have the right to go to Hell.

Peace and hugs! Cranky Cathy


Blogger Chris said...

In that talk I was just listening to by Fr. Altier he says everyone wants "Change Change Change!" .....but when was the last time we really wanted to change? People don't like to change.
I think a lot of the time it's change for the sake of change so that people can pat each other on the back and say "Look what we did!" (or "Yes we can!") but they are looking at each other and not at God.

April 05, 2010 2:17 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

"The Catholic Church is not a democracy. However, you have the right to go to Hell."
Now that's a memorable line. Great post.
(Strangely I'm kinda cranky today too.)

April 05, 2010 2:56 PM  
Blogger LarryD said...

The Catholic Church is not a democracy. However, you have the right to go to Hell.

Never in a million years could I ever write something as funny as that!

April 05, 2010 7:36 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

LarryD: You can and you have FAR surpassed me. /deep curtsy!

Ter: Me too. I'm fighting off the cold, or trying to, that's been hanging around for the last week.

Chris: Yes!

April 05, 2010 8:57 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Larry - isn't she a hoot?

April 05, 2010 9:24 PM  
Blogger Tancred said...

Awesome, magwitch.

April 06, 2010 9:15 AM  
Blogger nazareth priest said...

CofA: Darnnit, you got me! I ponder this line every day of my life:
"you have the right to go to Hell."
Sometimes it works; sometimes it don't.
But I keep tryin'.

April 06, 2010 10:36 PM  
Blogger Laura The Crazy Mama said...


April 07, 2010 1:45 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

OK--I'm going to quote you that "right to go to Hell" thing!

April 09, 2010 1:35 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

Well said. That "right to go to Hell" is one unfortunately cherished and used by many Church critics.

April 10, 2010 3:46 PM  

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