Saturday, August 01, 2009

*Pant, pant* BWAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Oh my gosh! LarryD over at Acts of ther Apostacy has slugged one outta the park! His Illustrated Progressive Catholic Alphabet is a sight to behold. Unfortunantly, he's only posted A - L.

A-E are here.
F-L are here.

Here's a couple of examples;
A Active participation

Active participation takes many forms - singing, clapping, holding hands, lectoring, giving an occasional homily. One of the most vivid examples of active participation is cramming as many lay persons as possible onto the altar prior to doing Eucharist. Nothing shows "We Are Church" more than this sign of activity!

F Fundamentalists

Fundamentalists are Catholics who celebrate Church where the priest has his back to the congregation, and they don't permit girl altar servers. As the above picture shows, they're more concerned with lace, statues and tradition, than letting the laity actively participate. They use words like "Catechism", "Magesterium", "Orthodoxy", "rubrics" and "sin".

K Kumbaya

If there's any word that says "Love" more than "Love", then it's Kumbaya. Getting along with other people, that's Kumbaya. Feeling good about oneself, that's Kumbaya. Not being made to feel guilty about one's actions or lifestyle, that's Kumbaya. To be fully Catholic is to have Kumbaya in your heart.
I can't wait for the rest.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Two troubling observations:

1. This is not what Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy meant by "active" participation.

2. The word, Catholic, has become increasingly meaningless thanks to these types of attitudes. We have an emperor has no clothes situation, i.e., virtual schism within an allegedly united community. There is the "official" Church with its teachings which one body of Catholics believes, and there is another "Catholic" Church with its own body of teachings. The two are not the same. Thus, IMHO there are two separate religions in one Communion pretending to be one religion when they really aren't.

I had read a long time ago that Pope John Paul II feared schism more than heterodoxy. I am of the opposite frame of mind. Then again, I am a mere layman without any say in matters.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I had read a long time ago that Pope John Paul II feared schism more than heterodoxy.

And I'm STILL tryin' to figure out how that makes him "The Great".

2:45 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

"The Great"

What we need is another St. Athanasius, in this case a Pope St. Athanasius I--a/k/a Pope St. A. the Great

I think we as a Church, in HUMAN, time-conditioned terms, are in deep do do.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

in HUMAN, time-conditioned terms, are in deep do do.

Damn straight.

9:28 PM  

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