Friday, October 05, 2007

Have we lost Common Sense?

Eucharistic Adoration, tonight, 7-8 pm, SAA Church. All who wish to adore Jesus in the Eucharist are invited!!
The following is an interesting fictional obituary posted by an anonymous blogger:

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend morethan you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children arein charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't legally defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame,and I'm a Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Author unknown


At 1:46 PM, Blogger fran said...

Common sense passed away on the day
Politically correct was born!

At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you explain purgatory. I know it has to purifying us before we get to heaven but, I don't quite understand it. Help?!?

At 11:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you explain purgatory? How does it work, I mean is it a purification of our sins or our souls? I read some things but I just don't understand.

At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can priests of your religion be married?

At 9:49 AM, Blogger fran said...

Anon, with questions about purgatory-
Check out previous posts on this topic, under archives, dated August 29 and 31, 2006, and January 30, 2007.

At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the concept of marriage within a priest’s life, we must first differentiate celibacy from the male priesthood. They are two separate and distinct issues. Celibacy is a discipline of the Church that is not obsolete. To my knowledge, only in North America are Roman Catholic priests mandated to celibacy. It is also my understanding that the male priesthood is doctrine and divine law that can never be changed or altered by any pope or council. FG, or any bloggers, please correct my thinking if it is incorrect.
There are numerous Catholic websites that provide a wealth of information on “Catholicism. “Googling” Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, etc. will provide you with plenty of websites, each with links to more information. I find some of the web sites detailed, and I often don’t have the time to navigate them in search of my answer.
I welcome simplicity, so it may not be a surprise that I found Catholicism for Dummies by Rev. Trigilio and Rev Brighenti a reference that provided quick answers to basic questions about the Catholic religion. It provides enough detail to understand the history behind the church’s decisions, yet not so much information that you are overwhelmed with theory. Chapter 12 deals with “The Church’s Stand on Some Sticky Issues”, of which making a promise to remain single and it’s reasoning are discussed.

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Tom said...

To my knowledge, only in North America are Roman Catholic priests mandated to celibacy.

No. Celibacy is mandatory for all Roman Catholic priests, and has been since long before any Roman Catholics knew North America existed.

(Exception can be made, on a case-by-case basis, for married Protestant clergymen who enter the Church and petition Rome.)

Priests of the Eastern Catholic and the Orthodox Churches do not need to be celibate, but their bishops do.

And in no Church is a man who has already been ordained (as deacon, priest, or bishop) allowed to marry. Where celibacy is optional, he must be married before being ordained.


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