By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 20, 2004
Ms. Barb Ickes believes law enforcement agencies would be easier on top-of-the-pops pederast Michael Jackson if he were a priest.
Maybe, maybe not.
From my own perspective, I'm struck by how much easier Michael Jackson is on us than are our home-grown celebrators of diversity. We don't have to share Jackson's taste in mood music an hour a week. We don't have to listen to Jackson's homiletic musings on Doonesbury or Les Miz or the last episode of "Will & Grace." We don't have to drive the kids over to Jackson's basement for Confirmation preparation. And when Jackson wigs out, it's not necessary to send a series of unanswered letters to the chancery. To get him out of our lives, we simply lift the remote to chest height and go
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($453 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: John J Plick -
Jan. 20, 2004 7:27 PM ET USA
With all due respect, I think I would prefer to die fighting. JP
Posted by: -
Jan. 20, 2004 12:06 PM ET USA
There's always liturgical refugee status. Even attending Mass in a different language (any language you can't understand) is better than an outing on an AmChurch Carnival Cruise. If they say it in Spanish, and you don't know a word of it, do you care? While it's not the best solution, at least you can keep peace on Sunday. My foreign-born spiritual director may joke with me about being an imperialist American, but sometimes being unilingual has its perks.