Tuesday, March 29, 2011


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “What I save I leave behind. What I give away I take with me. What I give away you remember me by.” I heard this and wrote it down hopefully correctly, but I don’t know to whom it should be attributed.

QUOTE II: “If all flies were only one fly, what a magnificent thing a fly would be.” Same note as above.
Lots of good impressions coming from many people about a new movie called "There Be Dragons."
Need a laugh? Fr. D. sent this in.
Will Facebook destroy the Church? Pat sent this article in with some serious questions. On the other hand there was recent article in the paper about Facebook depression. Maybe it will destroy itself first.
Interested in Catholic artists? Patty sent this site in.
Kurt sent this in: Interview with Julie Carrick this month on Immaculate Heart Radio. The question Why are You Catholic? Listen to the program at http://ihrarchive.org/archive/wic-20110304.mp3. Julie celebrates 15 years as a Catholic concert artist with her release of the current concert program recorded live, "Living the Mass" available this week at www.carrickministries.com
I am having ALL KINDS of problems with Blogger today. The rest will have to wait.


lgreen515 said...

Question: Why do all these Catholics pick social networking rather than come to Mass. Are they unaware of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist? Or do they not believe this? Do they think that this is not important?

-Former Protestant-

Sarah said...

Okay, I'm crushed I am attempting to re-type this from memory. Anyone who cares to read it may be happy as it will likely be much shorter.

When I read the article, "Will Facebook Kill the Church", I was at first convinced that the author must certainly not be Catholic. The social environment that was described reminded me of the churches we saw all around us when we lived in Georgia. Ah, but I was wrong. The author describes all the churches we have run from. Those with the forced socialization, ("Turn to your neighbor and greet them!", "Raise your hand and participate in the homily!", rush through the celebration of the eucharist so that we might listen to the band perform - yes they seem to see this as a gig - their twelfth piece, etc.).

Father Valencheck is right, this article raises some serious questions. Among them should be, 'How many Catholics have left the mass because it has strayed too far away from a reverent celebration?'. I am proudly a Catholic who has "shopped parishes" to find one that is not attempting to be the center for social and political events and discussions during mass. I was astounded by the author's proclamation, "Church has always been about social affiliation". Somehow my parents and the nuns responsible for my religious education failed to mention that to me.

Hopefully, those parishes who are seeing what may be competition for their social nature will re-examine their missions and return to the roots of the mass.