It is ignorant Catholics like Lawrence O’Donnell…

Posted: November 23, 2009 by datechguy in catholic, internet/free speech
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…who went through the Catholic school system and are culturally catholic but actually don’t know and don’t believe the tenants of the church who do the most to help people justify and ignore sins.

What he doesn’t know or more likely won’t acknowledge is that unlike people in a parish who might privately not agree with one or more tenants of the church, Pat Kennedy has publicly proclaimed his opposition to church teaching on a subject of intrinsic evil. For it is written:

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe (in me) to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea”.    Mark 9:42

Yet O’Donnell proclaims the Bishop who actually bothers to do what he SHOULD do for the sake of both Kennedy’s Soul and his own (since as a Bishop it would be a dereliction of duty to not address it.) he is marked as a “political hack” on both TV and radio.

Now if you want to argue that there is a political aspect to what the Bishop says fine, to call him a hack and say he is misrepresenting Catholic belief, only a person who doesn’t actually believe can say that with a straight face. I suspect he will continue to make these proclamations and keep his regular spot on Morning Joe and MSNBC while Bishop Tobin continues to do what he thinks is right for the soul.

Eventually the day will come when they both find out who is right and who is burnt. I presume O’Donnell doesn’t worry about and/or believe this is an issue. That is his privilege for the rest of his days.

After that he’s on his own.

You know lets do a quick three prayers for O’Donnell, an Our Father, a Hail Mary and a Glory Be. He may be a pain in the neck but you know what, his soul is just as worth saving as mine and I’d like to see both of us arguing politics some day when we are both done here. Maybe he can send an e-mail to Almightly Answers.

  1. Adrienne says:

    Good for you!!! Have to run but will link to this later!

    One point – “Catholic” schools are not so Catholic anymore – not like when I went to school 1950 and on….when we were taught by good religious sisters and priests. We memorized our catechisms and knew what the church taught. Not so much anymore.

    The average 12 grader can’t even tell you what a sacrament is (and neither can their parents.) I taught RE for 9 years and the Catholic school kids were no better than the kids in government run schools. The best? HOMESCHOOLED kids.

  2. tazmaz says:

    You are an exception for a Catholic. Catholics are cultural Catholics in name only. Very few have a real interest in God. All of my cousins are Catholic and go to mass and you would never know they had any interest in what the church teaches. This has been my experience with all Catholics I know. I myself, a Protestant have seen my relationship with God dissipate over the years. Hope you don’t take this observation the wrong way but if you are expecting people like O’Donnell or Chris Matthews to have a real faith and interest in their Catholic faith you are mistaken. Matthews and O’Donnell are only reflecting the real majoriity of Catholics interest or lack of interest in the church’s teaching.