Saturday, June 25

Feast of the Body and intolerance of Christ.

...shed for you and for all.except for that poncy queer, John...
Last night (nearly at midnight), the New York State Senate passed legislation which will allow residents of any gender orientation to freely choose their marriage partners as their hearts and consciences dictate.  Today I got a chance to read the vitriolic response from the bishop of Brooklyn, one Nicholas DiMarzio.  There is a lot of duplicity and sour grapes in bishop Nicholas' letter which I don't see the utility in hashing through. Suffice to say that the good bishop goes on at length about the evils of the secular politics and 'asks' the churches and schools in his demesne to turn their backs on the state and it's representatives.  "Republicans and Democrats equally share responsibility for this ruinous legislation and we as Catholics should hold all accountable for their actions."

Today is also the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, a celebration of the Eucharist which are physical and real icons (as well as potent reminders) that Christ, our Lord and Saviour, willingly gave up his life so that ALL who believe would be saved.  His message was of unity, not division...of forgiveness, not retribution...of inclusion, not exclusion.  To partake in the Eucharist is to celebrate that sacrifice, to enjoy communion with all those, past and present, who have believed and to recognize that, through Him, ALL are welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven.

How things have changed.

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