More on the California court
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Please do not overlook the glaring fact that this decision was issued by the very same Court that, just a couple of days earlier, refused to enjoin the San Francisco mayor from defying the law prohibiting homosexual "marriages." We Catholics need to have the same defiant attitude as the children of darkness -- or else we are telling the world that we lack the courage of our convictions (or, worse yet, that we lack convictions).
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Posted by: John J Plick -
Mar. 02, 2004 7:47 PM ET USA
"Children of darkness???," I hope that includes some bishops....FIRST. "Physician, heal thyself!"
Posted by: -
Mar. 02, 2004 2:30 PM ET USA
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the Bishops melt away during the Church of England crisis (all save one apostasized), and didn't Newman write of the 4th century hierarchy shutting the door on the teaching of the deposit of faith for 60 or so years? Looks like the lay faithful will have to show some fortitude during this crisis, as the refrain "Send in the Clowns" echoes from the sacristy of the Clown and Balloon masses in the Land of the Loved One.
Posted by: -
Mar. 02, 2004 2:20 PM ET USA
The readings for today's Mass are St. Matthews version of the Lords Prayer. The NEW Roman Missal of course has the revisions approved by the USCCB. I noticed one tiny little change the good bishops have given us. Instead of "deliver us from the EVIL ONE " it now reads "deliver us from EVIL." Yes, I know that matches our current version of the Lords Prayer -- but, it also is one more subtle removal of the reality of Satan from our scriptures. Did any one else notice this?