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IF I HAD A TOMATO...

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | May 11, 2004

I'd know what to do with it.

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  • Posted by: Jim E - May. 11, 2004 6:24 PM ET USA

    The good father's article is a must reading. However, there is real hope for one simple reason - the Church is Christ's church and he has promised to be with it to the end of time. Reform may be slow and tedious but as long as there are the likes of Fr. Wilson and a laity devoted to Christ and His Church, Christ will show us the way to His Truth. "Keep the Faith" is an appropriate moto for all us in this time. Be unrelentingly faithful to the truth. People of good will eventually will follow

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2004 3:22 PM ET USA

    Fr. Wilson -- Another beautifully erudite commentary. Thank you for being one of the exit signs in our smoke-filled Church.

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2004 11:44 AM ET USA

    Sadly, very true. But before we get too discouraged, let us not forget the signs of hope all around us... our seminaries are improving, and giving us many fine young priests on fire for the Eucharist, Catholic colleges are (slowly) beginning to turn around and become more faithful to the magisterium, and Perpetual Adoration is taking off like wildfire across the nation. We have every reason to hope that 50 yrs from now the trauma of the US Church circa 1970-2000 will be but a distant memory.

  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - May. 11, 2004 10:30 AM ET USA

    This article is so true. It seems that the only mortal sin left is making people feel bad. In our diocese in the past year they have stopped using red wine. They now use a very light golden wine. I asked someone if the wine was not to represent the Precious of our Lord and they were offended. Anything that sombers these Happy Hour Masses with fast food communion and drive through comtemplation is removed. The road to hell is paved with warm fuzzies.

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2004 9:42 AM ET USA

    Dear Fr Wilson: I wish I were in your parish.

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2004 3:21 AM ET USA

    I know things are really bad out there. I have to drive 100 miles to go to the Latin Mass on Sundays ... and it starts at 715 AM. But I don't mind that ... I really don't mind. I'm just very happy when I swing the church door open and look down that darkened nave to see the little red lamp ... the tabernacle ... I know I'm home. But I feel bad that I don't reflect more while I am there at the misery of SO MANY deprived of what I know regarding the joy of tradition. I need to do better.

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