Just to lighten your day a little,…

Just to lighten your day a little, I saw this at Anne Barnhardt’s Saturday meme roundup.

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  1. Funny, but even better to say, “because a tractor never asks for its sins to be blessed.”

    Meanwhile, I am embarrassed for Father Paddy who says, “love is love.” Really? Sorry to be gross, but that is an endorsement of incest. No, you didn’t mean that? Well then, don’t repeat stupid things.

    There are different expressions of love for different sorts of relationships, right? So, sure, “love” among friends and “love” among a male and female in a conjugal relationship have *some* things in common, but are they actually the same? I love my friends, but certainly not as I would love my spouse, were I married.

    Oh, and by the way, Father Paddy is NOT “prohibited from blessing humans.” Either he’s lying, or he’s addled, or (I’m sure this is not the case, but it’s what he claims) someone has wrongly forbidden for him to do what is NOT forbidden. Father Paddy is free to bless ANY human being, anywhere he finds him or her. What he ought not do is bless particular activities or such. But *people* as such? No problem. Again, I suspect a terribly sloppy mind or careless speaking is at work here.

  2. Cornelius says:

    I thought priests got some sort of philosophical training to help them avoid the kind of blatant sophistry and conceptual shell-game that “fr paddy” offers up there.

  3. Legisperitus says:

    “Love is love”… I admit that that’s as valid as any other tautology, Fr. Paddy, but will you not admit that sodomy is not matrimony?

  4. teomatteo says:

    “Love is Love”
    So since a bi-sexual can be in ‘love’ with two other persons (opposite sex them) ergo this three-some must be blessed? So we cant discriminate ergo three heteros must be blessed. Four? More Love!

  5. RosaryRose says:

    Whenever I see “Love is Love”, I think,

    “No, LUST is LUST. Love, however, is patient, kind, never selfish, envious or rude. Love does not demand its own way but rejoices in The Truth. Love exceeds all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never fails.” That may not be a direct quote, but it’s in quotation marks because it really is my prayer every time I see that foolishness.

    If Catholics had held on to sacred tradition we would have a better understanding of the lower faculties. Getting control of ourselves, be it heterosexual or homosexual is what we are called to do. We wouldn’t feel sorry for people who have no self control, we would encourage them to aim for higher, aim for Heaven.

    You love someone? You die for them. Daily. Engage in the sin that cries to heaven? You will both perish in Hell for eternity. Unless you get to confession before you die.

    St Paul pray for us. Help us know what love is. (and help us deal with St Peter’s successor while you’re at it.Thank you).

  6. Zach says:

    There is no prohibition against blessing any human, regardless of state of their eternal soul.
    And while one can bless a tractor, one cannot bless the marital union of two tractors or a man and tractor no matter how much the man loves the tractor. I hope fr. Paddy agrees. It is almost as if defect of matter is not brought up in liturgy classes in seminary anymore. You cannot baptize a baboon, nor ordain a horse. Neither can you solemnly witness the marriage of two men or two women. It is like trying to sculpt out of fog rather than clay or baptize with sand rather than water. No matter how well-meaning or inclusive you wish to be, the material is not ordered toward such a task and no one can change that reality.

  7. Simon_GNR says:

    Zach: A brilliant comment. You succinctly state just what I believe on this matter but you have expressed it so well. Thank you.

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