The Biological Solution keeps rolling up stats and the Demographic Deluge soon to hit the Church will empty pews in the burbs. What will be left? Hard to say. However, I think it will involve the steadily growing traditional communities, with their greater knowledge of and commitment to their Faith and their large, young families.
Meanwhile, at that perennial promoter of all things corrosive to the Faith, Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter), there is an op-ed about something the aging hippies and their younger dupes truly fear:
Editorial: Cardinal Burke is a living symbol of a failed version of church
Pretty funny, really. If anyone embodies failure, it’s Fishwrap.
Fishwrap says with open anti-nomian, “non serviam” hubris, that this is in the print issue – still “fishwrap”! – with the title “Burke’s church is statute-bound, static .”
What set them off? Card. Burke participated in the annual Napa Institute confab, whom they have gnostically labelled “far right”. Believe me. Napa isn’t “far right”. But when you are that far off the edge of the Left, everything looks right and far.
What are Burke’s faults? He thinks that non-Christians should convert and accept Christ. He thinks that the Church has a history of teaching about capital punishment that can’t be ignored. He doesn’t think married men should be ordained. Etc.
Let’s not waste more time on this. We can sum up the analytical powers and insights of the Fishwrap by how they captioned the photo at the top of their green-inked whine.
Can you read the small type at the bottom? If not: “U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke waves to the congregation after celebrating Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Cork City, Ireland, July 7. (CNS/Cillian Kelly)”
Fishwrap‘s writers don’t recognize that the Cardinal is blessing not waving.
That is hardly a surprise. This op-ed is the sort of dreck you produce when your whole vision is the reduction of the supernatural to the natural.