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Huffpost on religion March 3, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in foolishness, General Catholic.

Apparently, Huffington Post has a new religion feature.  Hmmm, are the secularists interested in studying this phenomenon in the same manner that a biologist dissects a strange new reptile from deep in the Amazon?  Well, at least they are true to form.  They got everyone’s favorite dissenter, Joan Chittister, to write their ‘Catholic’ column! 

Acts of the Apostasy has some fun taking apart little sister Joan’s first submission.   Sr. Joan feels that in order for the Church to thrive in the 21st Century, it needs to change, and by change, she means, be totally deformed and left prostrate to conform to Sr. Joan’s preferences.  Funny how these absolutely necessary for the survival Church recommendations have been what little sister Joan has been clamoring for for over 30 years: female priests, married priests, “inclusiveness” (you know what that means),  and telling priests and bishops to keep their faith in the sacristy and shut up about politics and the culture. 

The money quote from AoA: ” Christ, who is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, may permit strife and trials to occur, but He won’t allow His Church to be transformed into some style of New Age Cosmic Good Vibrations Eco-Spiritual Spa and Wellness Center.”  Hah!

If it weren’t so sad, it would actually be kind of funny watching the Chittisters, the McBriens, the Currans, the Rohrs and the Gramicks of the world watch the vision they had for the Church, the whole wrecking ball mentality, slipping away inexorably with their remaining years.  There isn’t a new group of young dissenting ordained and religious coming up behind them, particularly among the female religious, because young and vibrant people are rarely attracted to envy and rage.  No, the younger generation of priests and religious are overwhelmingly attracted to orthodoxy and a return to treasured spiritual practices.   These orthodox orders are growing by leaps and bounds, while many of the larger and more well known orders are slowly dying.  At some point in the next 15 or so years, the graph lines will cross, and orthodox religious will outnumber the heterodox, a trend that will increasingly accelerate as time goes by.

So they rage, rage against the dying of their light.  But this too shall pass.


1. LarryD - March 5, 2010

Thanks for the link, Larry.

And as the dissenters’ influence wanes further, the ‘raging against the dying light’, as you put it, will only become more and more shrill.

While it’s tempting to rubberneck at the crash-and-burn, it’s vitally important to pray for their souls and for the people who follow them.

2. tantamergo - March 5, 2010

Yes, in our family, we pray every day for their conversion. Some of these folks can be very frustrating to read or listen to, but mostly they need our prayers.

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