Monday, April 25, 2005

Big "C" Cred

Got spanked by an anonymous reader over the weekend for being disrespectful towards the Catholic faith in my entry on the coronation of the new pope. Well, Anonymous, I'm happy to fill you in on my Catholic pedigree:

  • Eight years of Catholic grade school education both pre-Vatican II and post-Vatican II
  • High school catechism classes
  • Post high school theology classes
  • Four year undergraduate degree from a women's Catholic college

I would also point out that I contributed money and significant campaign support in an effort to install a Catholic as president of our country in the most recent election cycle.

If you take offense at my ridicule of last week's scene in Rome, so be it. However, the pageantry and politics of the Cardinals' secret conclave have nothing to do with the Catholic faith or the Catholic values that I know well.

The church leaders in Rome deserve the same amount of respect they demonstrate towards women everywhere in the world. None.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Robin said...

Great! Finally someone is putting the whole pope thing into perspective!

4/25/2005 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous mairbren said...

I have a very similar resume in terms of Catholic education and I'm a Catholic teacher. I agree whole-heartedly with your comments! Keep speaking up - that's what Jesus expects us to do - don't you think.
By the way, I love your vest.
Mairin in Toronto

4/27/2005 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous mairbren said...

I have a very similar resume in terms of Catholic education and I'm a Catholic teacher. I agree whole-heartedly with your comments! Keep speaking up - that's what Jesus expects us to do - don't you think.
By the way, I love your vest.
Mairin in Toronto

4/27/2005 08:07:00 AM  

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