Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Grasping At Straws, Vatican Style
I just shake my head in disbelief

Hold on to your hats, globetrotters! Renato Cardinal Martino, who happens to be the president of something called the Pontifical Council for Justice, Peace, Group Hugs and Butterfly Kisses, has just come out and stated that... try not to laugh... European tourism should spur evangelization.

Noooo.... don't actually have a Catholicism with any theological substance. Don't have a Catholicism with any sense of the sacred or reverence. Don't have a Catholicism with any moral absolutes. None of that overt Catholicism, if you please. Whatever you do, don't free the Latin Mass. Keep the Hootenanny Mass though. Let's not disrupt any of that "unity" I keep hearing of in the Novus Ordo.

But anyway, here's what you do instead.... contact your travel agent (or priest... whatever) and book a tour of all those swell grottoses and cathedralses and stuff. Cash in your Frequent Flyer Miles to get time off from Purgatory! Got a lifetime Euro-Rail Pass? Buddy, that bad boy's a straight shot to Salvation!

I don't know what's more ridiculous, that this Cardinal actually said it, or that this Cardinal is actually in a position of power and authority.


Blogger Alexander said...

or that this Cardinal is actually in a position of power and authority

I wonder this about many such persons in the Church over the last 40 years..

10:40 AM  
Blogger Sister Mary Martha said...

Are there incorrupt saints on the tour? That would make it worth it.

9:38 PM  

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