View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Come home to the Catholic Church


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice-ish video. Really, for every point that they made I had a "but" all lined up. There are not enough "very"s in the world to add to the sentence: I am so very glad to no longer be Catholic. Particularly after I spend some time trolling the blogsphere. Lots of nastiness and not much charity to be found. Comments on Ted Kennedy's death are a good example.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Yes, sadly, there is too much negativity and nastiness out there.

But if you've been trolling the blogoshere, I'm sure you've also seen many Catholic sites dealing with spiritual growth, social justice, appreciating life and beauty, the environment, care for the poor, humor, self sacrifice, and so much more. The Pope's prayers for August, for example, were for refugees and displaced people - and the Catholic Church is the world's largest nongovernmental provider of assistance to refugees and the displaced, efforts which some sites report and promote.

One thing I have also learned - and something that is sometimes too true of me - is we often find only what we are looking for or see only what we are ready to see.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Ben Anderson said...

That's also why the Catholic Church takes the Saints so seriously. It is to them where we look for great examples of faithful living - not the blogosphere. Anyways, you should be Catholic or not be Catholic based on whether it is true or not - not because the Church is or isn't full or sinners (obviously it is).

9:01 PM  
Blogger In the choir loft said...

The Church is a hospital for sinners; not a haven for saints. That's why I'm in the church all the time. This squirrel is a sinner.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Most of my ex-Catholic friends or family have found other things, such as reading Angel tarot cards, or going to Lutheran megachurches, or greater sinning which seems to grow doubly fast.. None of them were able to replace Jesus. None.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Rich Leonardi said...

There are not enough "very"s in the world to add to the sentence: I am so very glad to no longer be Catholic.

One thing that's always struck is how happy converts to Catholicism are and how angry converts from Catholicism are.

10:54 AM  

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