Wednesday, March 4, 2009
It's been a couple of weeks since I have posted, just busy with other things. In my last post, I mentioned that I felt like a Catholic again after so many years wandering and that if it should disappear tomorrow, I will have had that. Well it took almost a week before the disappearance occurred. Let me say this before I continue ... I have a hard time talking about a priest as there are many good ones but I have to admit there are some really bad ones out there trying to destroy the Church. I believe that many people actually think of the Catholic Church as a hindrance to attaining their aspirations. That hindrance is the Church's stance on moral issues and upholding life from conception to death, thus somehow stopping the world from finding "Utopia".
On Ash Wedneday, before Mass began we went up to get ashes put on our foreheads with the words, "Remember man thou art dust and into dust thou shall return" and we respond with an "Amen". Unfortunately, I was in a line that led straight to a young school teacher and she said to me, "Jesus loves you." I hesitated for a second and responded, "Thank you". I wanted to cry. Sadly, I don't think she was even Catholic. My daughter said in the line she was in that the man tried to say the right words but he only came close. The fill in priest was on another side of the altar and I am glad I don't know what he said. I have witnessed his actions twice and he certainly isn't reverent. I won't elaborate on his actions. I will only say this, I didn't stay for Mass or Communion because I don't think Christ was there. Because that priest was still there Sunday I went to the church I was married in and it was passable. My daughter and husband go later as they have children so they went to a different Catholic church and endured not only guitars but bongo drums. So much for sacred music.
So you good Catholics out there, pray, pray, pray!