Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mary Leaves The Catholic Church
Matthew 13:20-22*

The Liturgy of the Stage Play claims another victim. Not that any of us should be all that surprised. When almost half of the Stations of the Cross are dumped to make WYD "appeal to all Christians", you just know the Ecumaniacs are busy little beavers.

Here's some of the article from WesternAustraliaToday.com; (Emphasis and comments mine) 'Mary' leaves the Catholics

WORLD Youth Day was hailed for reigniting youthful passion in the Catholic Church, but the young woman who embodied the spirit of the event in the key role of Mary has now defected to the evangelical congregation of rival church Hillsong.
(Springtime of The Church alert!)

Marina Dickson, 27, moved the faithful to tears as she cradled Jesus in her arms after he had stumbled barefoot through the 14 Stations of the Cross in front of Pope Benedict in Sydney last year. (Noooo... as I've already referenced, it was the Protestantized 8 Stations.)

But now the Chilean-born beauty therapist has been called to worship at a more evangelical church. (What the hell is a "beauty therapist"? I'll bet it's somehow tied to some Novus Ordo Ministry.)

"I think it's important you are where God wants you to be and I feel Hillsong is where I am called to be and I am so happy to be there," she said. (As long as you're happy, sugar britches.)

Chehade Richa, 18, who played Judas in the re-enactment, stopped short of calling Ms Dickson's move a betrayal but said: "It is very surprising. We were meant to embody Catholic youth but I guess if that's where she finds her spirituality then that's OK. It's not a betrayal — Hillsong still believes in Jesus and his core teachings." (You mean like His Real Presence in the Eucharist? Sacramental Confession? Apostolic Succession? Those "core teaching"? Hey Judas... shut the hell up.)

The Stations of the Cross theatrical recreation of Christ's final hours was watched by 500 million television viewers around the world and was hailed as one of the most moving renditions ever.

Afterwards, Youth Day co-ordinator Bishop Anthony Fisher said: "We would hope that there will be renewed life and energy and enthusiasm in every corner of the church. Not just youth ministry, which is clearly going to be bigger than ever before."
(Do you mean that the numbers of those abandoning Christ's Church are going to be bigger than ever before?)

Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell said: "If this is true and Marina decides to formally leave the church, that would be a surprise. It would also be a great sadness, but at least she is not leaving Jesus Christ." (No, Eminence. Anyone who knowingly, willingly and intelligently abandons Christ's Church qualifies as a damn sight more than just "a suprise" and "sad". Acceptance of heresy is a tragedy.)
*And he that received the seed upon stony ground, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy. Yet hath he not root in himself, but is only for a time: and when there ariseth tribulation and persecution because of the word, he is presently scandalized. And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.

6 Comments:

Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"if that's where she finds her spirituality"

It's this kind of BS that proves the failure of post-Vat2 catechesis. When you waterdown the idea of "One True Church" and jettison "no salvation outside of the Catholic Church," the sheep think any "spirituality" that makes them feel good is just dandy with God.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I once met a Hispanic former-Catholic and now Evangelical Christian. He told me he joined a bible believing church because they taught him to "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified and risen from the dead." Isn't this a (formerly) taught Catholic belief or are we now subject to the touchy-feely Jesus who gives us the WWJD crowd and who places social justice above salvation? What happened to the Vatican II teaching that the Catholic Church is the universal sacrament of salvation? This may be why Marina bolted.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

One of the boys being confirmed from my last confirmation class was completely in love with the Hillsong music (horrible crap!) and really didn't see the difference between being Catholic or some other "flavor".

His Mom now teaches leads the RE in my "former" parish. Wonder how that's working??

4:04 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

It's not her fault. The Modernists who went on the offensive in the confusion resulting from VII (and their hightly politicised and publicised interpettion there of) have taught two generations of Catholics that the Church subsists not in the Visible unity of Catholicism, but in the "invisible" unity of professing Christ, regardless of ecclesiological structures.

These kids are so misguided, that I think it will be their catechists who catch hell for this, not them.

Of course, all those gutless, waffleing bishops who thought Episcopal Orders and Ministry were about popularity will be in for a suprise as well.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

1. Hillsong music (horrible crap!) Agreed. But what do we Catholics have? Haugen-(D)Hass "ice cream" music, and Dan Schutte (and the St. Louis Jesuits) effeminate drivel thanks to Oregon Catholic Press.

2. . . . that the Church subsists not in the Visible unity of Catholicism, but in the "invisible" unity of professing Christ, regardless of ecclesiological structures.

This is Protestant ecclesiology--i.e., the invisible Church--in action.

An unequivocal return to the Catholic teaching of Jesus Christ crucified and risen from the dead is the Church's ONLY salvation.

8:28 PM  
Blogger gramps said...

Two points come to mind. First, world youth day is not going to yield 100% conversion to the full faith of the Catholic Church in a few days. We are simply at best giving them a taste or smell that we hope will attract them to enter and see. We now have some damn good priests who have come in and tasted fully and love all that JPII and Benedict are about. Many of them now are strong critics of the clowns in many areas calling themselves priests, bishops, and catholics.
Second is who cares about this teenager. We have the real Mother of our Lord and always will. We have the one who as a teenager said YES to God. So it does not bother me in the least if a play acting mary goes astray. I also have no ill will toward her for many of the greatest saints have strayed only to find that their departure left them empty with a hunger for His Body and Blood.

12:56 AM  

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