Thursday, August 21, 2008

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.

3 Comments:

Blogger Martin Meenagh said...

I love Fulton Sheen's recordings, but recall his reflection on Psalm 2; there are very few places where God laughs in the Bible, but it is usually at human folly.

I take your point about abortion Martin; but what if one is faced with an abortionist versus a militairist, or a man who seems complete and unable not to pander versus a man capable of growth? We live in a fallen world full of lesser evils.

Your post the other day about catholic schools in Scotland really made me think, by the way, and I wanted to thank you for that but didn't get round to it--so thanks.

vaya con dios my brother in Christ!

22 August, 2008 00:32  
Blogger vesper said...

Dear Martin Kelly

There is far more to Father Timothy Finigan of Blackfen than 'apparent preoccupations concerning the Latin Mass and being photographed in his biretta'.

Father Tim visited me inside a Cat 'AA' prison in 2002.

My last Court appearance saw me defeat the IPCC & the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on FARE Human and Civil Rights issues on the 28th February 2007 in Court No1 at the Royal Courts of Justice before the Honourable Mr Justice Goldring.

My Catholic poetry has now been published in London's WRITE NEXT DOOR ANTHOLOGY and on-line by by www.spreadtheword.org.uk which I visited yesterday to discover Angelic Dynamo: Poetry with Democracy.

I too take your point about abortion Martin; but what if one is faced with an abortionist versus a neo-Nazi racist.

Hard evidence relating to my high profile FARE JUSTICE NOT VENGEANCE FOCUS 1991-2008 : MPS ref PC/2571/07 case for the defence against NF/BNP entry-ism into London's Sporting/Planning Arena,which was originally backed up by a malevolent prosecution by CID Greenwich,was handed to Mick Wearing of BEXLEY COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP OPEN FORUM at the Erith Youth & Family Centre on Thursday 24th July 2008.

Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us in Richard Barnbrook's NF/BNP/GLA/LDA NEO-NAZI DEVELOPMENT TIMES Amen

27 August, 2008 10:05  
Blogger antonia said...

"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"



lol!!! I love it!

03 September, 2008 11:33  

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