Monday, July 23, 2007

We need less priests and more Uncle Daves

I'll confess; I've never been a great Catholic. My family ranges from people like me to one who should have been a priest. My uncle goes to Mass every day of his life and has for as long as I can remember. I, on the other hand, can't remember the last Mass I attended other than a funeral.

What has me confused is why so many abuse victims? Are there that many ratty-assed priests? Mahonney said he was truly sorry. Yeah, sorry he had to pay out all that money. Tell me what they are doing to keep this from happening again, then I'll be happy. LA Catholic Church apologies.

Now the Pope says "Other Christians are not true Christians." Huh? Another uncle, recently departed, was a Lutheran, through and through. Never missed church and was the most genuinely honest and moral person I've ever known. So when he died you think St Pete says, oops, all that good living, sorry, we've about 100 pedophile priests ahead of you, you know, Catholicism is the only true religion.

Does this sound like another religion? If you don't believe in my way of thinking … fill in the blanks. I'm not saying Pope Benny and the Jets suggests strapping on vests and heading down to the local Protestant Church but come on, where did this come from? There is a reason pontificate, to express one's opinion in a way considered annoying, came from that section of Rome.


  1. and my response is AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!

  2. Between further alienating gay and divorced Catholics (i.e. Episcopalians), and now openly abandoning any attempt to mend relations with Protestants, obviously Benny is looking to appeal to his super-conservative base in the developing world. Hopefully they, too, will soon realize that the Catholic church's priceless life lessons are not, in fact, so priceless. Somebody has to pay for all of the gold-laden rooms from which they pontificate.

  3. Travis, I never could understand poverty in a country that had a church with golden coffers. Every child that dies of hunger should be on their collective conscience, if they had one.