Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Resurrection Song brings us the opinion of Mark Morford of on our new Pope:

"See, most spiritually progressive peoples the world over were sort of hoping for a new pope who would recognize this as a historic opportunity, an unprecedented moment for the church to finally get with the times, modernize, shake off the dust and roll some bones and pry open some of those old dungeon doors and bring in some goddamn light.

You know what we wanted? More sex. Love. Good TV. Gender freedom. Better wine. Less sneering doctrine and homophobia and sexism and more fun with condoms and music and spiritual joy. But, instead, we got you."

Hmmm..... Mark wanted to get drunk, get laid (by either gender it seems), and have fun with condoms while listening to music or watching TV. Can't he do that without the Pope? Can't he do that even without the Catholic Church?

Here is my suggestion for Mark and all those who feel like him.


You know what? I love my Church. I don't want it to change and GUESS WHAT? I like a good glass of wine, I get plenty of sex, music, and spiritual joy and I do it all being a devout Catholic!!!!!!!!!!! That's right!!! I follow those so called "repressive" teachings and I HAVE A GOOD TIME!!!!

Now you can go do any ole sexual experiment you wish, drink, eat and be merry..... Just don't try and change my Church. Because what WE wanted was a humble holy man filled with compassion, but determined to keep the Church on the course of moral clarity. This isn't a club. This is a CHURCH. The Church tells us how to live morally, how to love God more fully. THAT"S IT'S JOB!

It's job is NOT to make you or Andrew Sullivan or anyone else feel better about your sexual proclivities or your partying habits. This Church has thousands of years of tradition and it's not perfect by any means, but it isn't going to change so people like you can have a good time and say that the Catholic Church says it's OK.

So go just ride another horse and try not to sound so stupid.