Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Just Another Catholic Going Gaga!!

Being Catholic is a bit stressful at the moment.

The media is having a field day on our dark night of the soul. Papa Benedict seems more intent on brocade and lace than any of the pressing issues of the day. Tony Abbott is running Catholicism to the right side of the road and now I am told that Lady Gaga is having a crisis of faith.

Is there any other religion that can muster quite the mess of humanity (in which I admit full active and conscious participation) as the public face of dear old Mother Church?

One of the consolations in this, the best of times and the worst of times are those memorable lines from The Vatican Council of beloved memory:

'The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well.' — Gaudium et Spes, Vatican Council II in 1965
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