Sunday, May 20, 2012

Incense and Georgetown

This Friday Georgetown University signaled how far they have strayed from the Jesuit path to knowledge and wisdom.  They allowed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to give a speech.  She tried to wrap the whole outrage about Obamacare mandates into the context of John Kennedy and his Catholic faith while running for President.  We will not detour into discussing how Kennedy was a socialist's idea of a Catholic at this writing as it has been covered too well already.

Ms. Sebelius seems to want to follow in her boss' footsteps.  Tell half-truths and hope no one bothers to read the original speech.  So her lies could then stand.  Alas for her, too many of us can still think.  John Kennedy in his speech was warning about the things Obama and Sebelius want to do, "It was Virginia’s harassment of Baptist preachers, for example, that helped lead to Jefferson’s statute of religious freedom.  Today I may be the victim, but tomorrow it may be you — until the whole fabric of our harmonious society is ripped at a time of great national peril."

 Now the author of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, and others are taking Georgetown University to Washington DC Diocese Court of Canon Law to argue that this institution should be stripped from calling itself Catholic.  That the university has failed to hire Catholic teachers and has failed to teach morality while failing to follow Church doctrine. 

The comments are priceless in the above article.  One such commentator obviously slept through their classes on religion.  Followed by sleeping in the pews every Sunday and Holy Day assuming they ever went to Church once they left their parents house.

Prinhart1 - Better call Father Merrin, Mr. Blatty is possessed. Anytway, who is anyone to define what exactly a catholic should be? You've got people of faith who are homosexuals, who are pro choice, and hell, when I was in Catholic school, we only learned about evolution and we had sex ed.

Luckily there are others who are having none of the above inclusive prattle from the uninformed.

Autotec127 - The comments so far show just what Mr Blatty is talking about. You want to call yourself Catholic here is what Catholic's believe. Here is what you have to accept and believe to be a Catholic. Being a Catholic is a free choice each person can accept or reject. What you can not do is declare yourself a Catholic and then demand that the tenets of the church must change to fit your "enlightened" new age thinking. If you do not believe what Catholics believe you are free to leave. But what we get is whining and thumb sucking from liberal babies who have discovered that they are the smartest people who have ever walked the face of the earth. I myself an not a Catholic, so I am free to tell you what a good Catholic would not say to you liberal brats. Shut that F**K up and go to hell.

As for Prinhart1 and others like them, since they are unsure of what the Catholic Church stands for and they don't want to stir themselves on a Saturday or a Sunday to attend Mass, I suggest they buy a recent copy of a book called Catechism of the Catholic Church.  It might do them a world of good.  And when they questions they could talk to the parish priest.  It could be an eye opening experience.  Or you can decide not to read the book, its called Free Will.  But willful ignorance of a faith is inexcusable and gives lie to any claims to being educated.

As for the Jesuit school of Georgetown.  Perhaps they do need to get out the incense, Holy Water, crack open a Bible, and then examine themselves.  Then they just might discover the log in their eye and remove it.  Might find again the path St. Ignatius of Loyola set out for all Jesuits.  And as a result - Go forth and set the world on fire.

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