Some Thoughts On Vocations, Wine Club Catholicism, Barack Obama And Stuff
One would hope that all blogging religious would accept an invitation to momentarily dispense with their apparent preoccupations concerning the Latin Mass and being photographed in their birettas and blog instead about the neccessity of making converts and fostering vocations; they might also tell us how many converts they have helped bring to the Church in the past year, how much they have personally donated to the missions and how many vocations they are fostering and have fostered. These suggestions are all motivated by having read Fulton Sheen's, 'The Priest Is Not His Own'. One wonders if it's mandatory reading in the seminaries.
Preoccupation with form over content, style over transubstantiation, might properly be described as 'wine club Catholicism'. The 'wine club' comes from an episode of 'Frasier'; Frasier and Niles have a bust-up with their wine club, so they decide to start their own. However, they realise that it was not the enjoyment of the wine that had drawn them to the club, but the form and content of its rules, and the necessity of adherence to them. For them, the rules were more important than the wine.
It seems clear that no Catholic of conscience should vote for Barack Obama. The guy's an abortionist, end of story.