Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

A Meditation on Futility (and the Natural Law)

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 24, 2003

A thought experiment. Imagine that two men in their mid-twenties walk into a motel lobby in Somewhere, Ontario, only to face obstruction from a middle-aged Scottish proprietress of granite respectability, who demands to see evidence that they're married before she rents them a room for the night. Flummoxed, they sheepishly walk for the exit door.

"You should be ashamed of yourselves, not married and all!" she says. "I run a respectable place here."

Doesn't play, does it?

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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($20,385 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,615.48
58% 42%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jul. 24, 2003 3:49 PM ET USA

    Diogenes [my fellow cynic], If we change middle aged proprietress to middle aged religious ed coordinator or liturgical coordinator and they apply to join a parish in Somewhere, Ontario, particularly one where nominally "Catholic" politicians receive communion [I'm thinking of ones who draft this legislation] I wonder how this plays out? Would the parish hierarchy [who runs parishes these days anyway?] do something? Would the politician? Would they live happily ever after?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer 16 hours ago
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra 19 hours ago
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger 21 hours ago
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again 21 hours ago
Improving the Church April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days