Related issues?

My editor at the Catholic Herald tweeted this


I have to ask…,

Related issues?

Okay just having some fun on a tough day.

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  1. anna 6 says:

    And don’t forget this “must read”:
    “Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is among 48 signatories of an open letter urging the Church to uphold marriage at the synod.”

    Evangelical pastors needing to remind cardinals of the true meaning of marriage – a sure sign that the world has gone mad.

  2. Magpie says:

    There is an annual Toy Mass at a parish in Ireland.

  3. McCall1981 says:

    So, Kasper’s snarky interview comes out right after the Pope told the Cardinals to stop “wasting time antagonizing each other”.

  4. Gerard Plourde says:

    Dear Anna 6,

    Many of the signatories of the open letter are Catholics. In fact, fifteen of the fifty-two are identified with Catholic institutions including Catholic University of America, Notre Dame University and the Pontifical Lateran University.

  5. Antonin says:

    “Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is among 48 signatories of an open letter urging the Church to uphold marriage at the synod.”

    ….sigh…..So Rick Warren does not permit divorced and remarried people to receive communion in his community? That is what we are talking about and not “upholding marriage”. Of course the church upholds marriage. What is at issue is what to do when people “fall” and need the grace of our Lord now more than ever. I am pretty sure that most evangelical communities permit divorce and remarriage.

  6. Nicholas says:

    Politicians= devils and/or clowns

    Yes, they are related.

  7. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Well, obviously you _could_ have a perfectly legit “toy mass.” You could have a Mass where kids bring their favorite toy to be blessed (just like adults get their tools or handiwork blessed), or a Mass for gifts of toys to the poor that are first offered to Baby Jesus, or anything of that nature. Similarly, I don’t think anybody would be against some kind of Clown Guild offering the proceeds of their charity at a Mass, as long as it was done relatively soberly and decently, or having their costumes blessed, or anything like that.

    The problem is that during the Sixties/Seventies, a pattern was established of doing things in a non-dignified way.

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