Monday, March 30, 2009

What... He's Not A Superstar Anymore?
Ohhh, that's what He is! Thirty U.S. dioceses now participating in clergy leadership program

Exton, Pa., Mar 29, 2009 / 06:16 pm (
CNA).- The Catholic Leadership Institute has announced... that thirty U.S. dioceses have now partnered with the institute in its clergy leadership development program.

According to a February CLI statement, the program uses Jesus Christ as the “ultimate shepherd” in a curriculum designed to help clergy overcome contemporary challenges...
I like this program. Anything that keeps priests from becoming Eucharistic sperm donors (à la Mahony) is OK in my book.

But a bit of background... between the pain-killers (torn calf muscle) doing a number on me, and it raining in buckets, I had to stay local for Mass yesterday. I literally had to do a double-take when I heard Christ as described as a "super hero" at one of the local Self-Worshippitoria. I wonder if the missal will now come in comic book form?

And predictably, there was much wailing, gnashing of teeth and beating of breastesess concerning the "economic catastrophe" taking place and how our civilization was collapsing around us.

Funny, I don't recall seeing any horse and buggies or bicycles in the parking lot. In fact, there were more high-end automobiles than a Cadillac dealership.

The Obama echoing kinda fell on deaf ears.

2 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

Christ as described as a "super hero"

Let's see. Able to leap tall buildings in a single ascension. Able to walk through locked doors. Able to walk on water. I'd say that qualifies him as a super-hero.

OK sarcasm off.

I'll bet you that this same gang that calls Him a superhero buys into the demytholigizing BS that removes everything miraculous from the Bible & leaves Jesus as a nice guy with good ideas, but not the Son of God.

I guess when you turn Jesus into a fictional character, then you can put Him in the same class as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.

I think there is a term for that, blasphemy.

6:01 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

Why would I accept their demoting him from God to some lousy superhero? Maybe they need to be smacked with the Catholic stick.

10:58 PM  

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