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Saturday, May 09, 2009

America magazine on Notre Dame/Obama

Today I read an editorial from America magazine which has been criticized by some, but which I think is right on target. Here's just the beginning of it .....

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Sectarian Catholicism

The clouds roll with thunder, the House of the Lord shall be built throughout the earth, and these frogs sit in their marsh and croak—‘We are the only Christians!’” So wrote St. Augustine about the Donatists, a perfectionist North African sect that attempted to keep the church free of contamination by having no truck with Roman officialdom. In the United States today, self-appointed watchdogs of orthodoxy, like Randall Terry and the Cardinal Newman Society, push mightily for a pure church quite unlike the mixed community of saints and sinners—the Catholic Church—that Augustine championed. Like the Circumcellions of old, they thrive on slash-and-burn tactics; and they refuse to allow the church to be contaminated by contact with certain politicians ......

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3 Comments:

Blogger victor said...

Hey Crystal,
I just got back a little while ago from our modest cottage and I must say that we found it a little less than modest cause mother nature really did a job of our dock. My wife and I would have sooner dealt with a few frogs cause those chipmunks made a hell of a mess in the insides. I was prepared to stay a little longer to deal with reality but my wife's bones were starting to feel hake, probably because of the weather today.

With all due respect Victor, what does this all have to do with my post?

Probably nothing but some of the boys at the hotel of fools think that we better smarten UP before it's too late.

I honestly don't know what they are talking about but I think that it’s got something to do with "Time" and crying wolves. To make a long story short, they are saying that the wolves in sheep clothing are UPSET with my dead little red haired brother cell because he's got the other little angels convinced that he saw a wolf under that innocent little lamb they've adobted and someone suggested that they make this little lamb their new "Mascot" so go figure!

I hear ya Crystal! Have you been drinking again Victor and if so come back when you're sober!

Just a couple of spiritual drinks Crystal!

Talk to you later Victor!

Peace? :)

2:39 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Victor,

Chipmunks! I have squirrels in the attic here so I know what you mean :)

3:33 PM  
Blogger victor said...

Squirrels and/or Chipmunks what's the difference, they're all a "MEN US" as far as I'm concern and I'm not feeding them anymore! :)

Thanks for for being a good sport.

3:41 PM  

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