Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Do you have conviction in being Catholic?

Hat tip to The New Liturgical Movement for pointing out one of the better "secular" articles about the release of the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" and the recent reiteration "Responses to some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church" that "'This one Church of Christ, which we confess in the Creed as one, holy, catholic and apostolic. ... This Church, constituted and organized in this world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the successor of Peter and the Bishops in communion with him'," in light of the moot controversy about the old (which isn't even used in the 1962 Missal) Good Friday prayers which refers to the "faithless Jews."

The interesting part of the article is the fact that the author lauds the Church for actually having conviction in what it believes.

Any serious Catholic believes that happiness and eternal life are to be found within the Catholic Church. To refuse to pray that other people will find their way into such a place would be positively selfish and cruel.

The problem is that in this intellectually dumb and morally numb age we like our truths, well, less truthful. "Might be" or "could be" or, usually, "anything you want it to be." Never "you should be."

The article is here:

"Restoring a Church tradition"

Interestingly, this reminded me of a video I just saw yesterday which speaks about the same thing.

Taylor Mali speaks about conviction in his slam poem "Like, you know"

Woah, he pretty much nails a lot of bishops, priests, and laity to the wall. How many times have you heard homilies and statements like that ... you know? Just sayin'. LOL.

Jesus spoke with conviction and authority. He would not be very popular nowadays ... whether it is Christ Himself, the Head, or His Body, the Church speaking. Oh, wait ...



Anonymous said...

That is awesome. Thanks for posting

celogomama said...

I forgot to write with conviction in that comment. Ha!