It’s Friday….so a couple of thoughts.
Last night, the VP candidates debated. I must admit, I did not watch, but have been listening to excerpts and commentary and think have an idea what happened.
It’s important to realize side by side what we are considering
Mr Biden Mr Ryan
Pro”Choice” Pro Life
Supported by Planned Parenthood Defund Planned Parenthood
Government solves everything The American Spirit prevails
Taxes Good! Taxes Bad!
I am aware that the polls state that close to 60% of those who identify themselves as Catholic are supporting the Democrat ticket. What I don’t understand is why any Catholic, whether an authentic follower of the Catechism, or a picker and chooser “Peace and Justice” member of the Church of “Nice” would do this.
But I imagine that it is a reflection of the disagreements about contraception and other sexual morality questions.
I can just imagine what some people might say if they lived in the time of Jesus and saw this scene:
And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again; and again, as his custom was, he taught them. 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away.” 5 But Jesus said to them, “For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, `God made them male and female.’ 7 `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Mark Chapter 10
I am wondering what part of that scene was not clear. And the story does not continue with an alternative ending.
When Jesus made the statement that one had to eat his flesh and drink his blood…many people walked away. No one ran after them and asked what would make them feel better.
When Martin Luther made his 95 theses, many were decrying real problems that most, if not all of us would agree with if they were happening today. But he didn’t run around saying that he had a new brand of Catholicism or belief system. That came later.
There is one Catholic Church, and on this first full day of the year of Faith, let us pray that there will be a new sense of belief and understanding in the teachings of the Catholic Church, which are as fresh today as they were 2000 years ago
St Anne, pray for us