Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Absurd Headline Of The Year
Only the USCCB could expect people to take this seriously

From the USCCB official news organ, The Catholic News Service;

Many Young People Find Their College Years Strengthen Their Faith
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When college students graduate, it doesn't necessarily mean they leave with a spiritual void, despite the widespread notion that young people take a hiatus from their religious upbringing during their college years.

Some students find their faith unscathed by the college experience and others even find it significantly strengthened. Ryan Hehman, a 2006 graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, falls into the second category.

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera... blah, blah, blah... wonk, wonk, wonk. C'mon, USCCB. Stop trying to BS us on how peachy keen everything is. Thanks to outright heretics being assigned to universities as Catholic chaplains (or Theology professors or University Presidents... you name it), the exodus of young Catholics from the Faith is unprecedented. Everyone knows it.

The attitude of the USCCB towards how Catholic kids and their Faith (or lack thereof, especially at so-called Catholic schools), dovetails nicely with what the late Anna Haycraft said about post-Vatican II ecumania;

Ecumenism seems to mean taking something pure and strong, mixing it up with something weak and polluted, slashing it about, watching the churches empty and then congratulating yourself on your progress.

Sure USCCB... keep telling us how wonderful the emperors new clothes are.


Blogger swissmiss said...

A few years ago, when I was in Rome. Tour guides kept repeating that Pontiff/Pope means "bridge builder." Maybe our Panzerpope will shell a few of those bridges into oblivion and make them one-way streets.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"Many Young People Find Their College Years Strengthen Their Faith"

Not if they attended a Jesuit institution. There, loss of one's Faith is almost assured.

12:48 AM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Well, if you meet the right people at public college, things almost have a sort of "catacombs" feel. I had two freiends leave college this semester, one to pursue the priesthood, the other, for the convent. Also, I had one friend enter the Catholic Church at college. Overall though, too many kids do take a "hiatus" from Church-going at college, but then again, most of these folks weren't too strong in their convictions anyway. I guess the whole process makes good Catholics better and bad Catholics worse.

7:12 PM  

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