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Archive for February 28, 2010
Tags: cpac, ronald reagan award, short interviews, tea parties
I was uploading some video for the church social post that went up a bit ago and I noticed that I totally forgot to put this video up during CPAC so although I planned on closing with Grace we can’t leave Dale out:
His site Teaparty.org is here.
Tags: fitchburg, food, life is good, religion, short interviews
Now that things are sort of back to normal it’s back to the end of the month church breakfasts. We have them the last weekend of each month. You might remember this church from Robert Stacy’s articles at the American Spectator:
That was a lot of people over two masses but that wouldn’t happen without the people who do the heavy lifting at the 8 a.m mass…
They put up with people like me…
And at the 10:30 mass.
One of the great things about something like this is how it is an equalizer. At a coffee in like this there are no rich or poor, or old or young parishioners, there are just all the people in the same church who are part of a single community. In a time when people don’t even know their next door neighbors this is something that we could use more of.
If you don’t have something like this at your parish consider starting one.
Update: One small clarification, there was also food served after Saturday’s 4 p.m. mass including soups and meats.
Tags: don't ask don't tell, gay marriage, marriage, religion
Most of it is in the form of running gags so let me make my own positions clear, these are positions I have articulated in the past and they haven’t changed:
I do not favor gay marriage, I believe that to redefine the institution of marriage is an excessive in narcissism.
I DO believe that a legal/social contract to allow gay couples inheritance, medical rights nearly identical to marriage is more than acceptable.
I’ve already written recently on the subject of Homosexuality and sin, I’ve quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church at length. I stand behind every word, including the words that point out that some people use other people homosexuality as a way to prop themselves up in their own righteousness.
The bottom line is I am a practicing Catholic in full communion with Rome and my position on these issues reflect it, nobody is going to change that.
You will note that I absolutely adored Cynthia Yockey, I am be proud to call her a friend even as we disagree on some of these issues. I see no contradiction in this. I have friends who are gay, I have friends who are pro choice, At the planned parenthood meeting I had friends wearing stickers for the other side. I’m certainly not going to throw them under the bus either. I am a sinner, she is a sinner we all are sinners, when you start thinking that you are better than other folks you are setting yourself up for a fall.
Just as there is no reason why we can’t get along socially politically we should be willing and happy to corporate with Gay conservatives whenever we can. Their orientation should not be any hindrance when it comes to issues that are in common and there are many. Particularly for religious conservatives there should be no reason why we can’t work together and appear together at the same conferences. That doesn’t require or preclude us to change our religious beliefs, on the contrary we should be unafraid to express them, but a Christian belief also requires christian charity.
You can never have too many friends and I intend to make and keep as many as I can in life and I’m certainly not going to let political disagreement get in the way.