Thursday, March 01, 2012

The “Lesbian Denied Communion” issue: some posts and updates

HERE. The media these days are not to be trusted to be fair or balanced on any issue related to Catholic hot-button issues. Bending over backwards apologizing for one's Catholic distinctives is not going to pacify the beast either. Let the Church unapologetically be the Church and let the world be the world. One of the first things you realize if you stand for ANYTHING is that you aren't going to please everybody. Get over it. Stop the hand-wringing and apologizing for your priests. Defend them. They're doing what they're called to do.

And while we're on the subject of CONTROVERSY, have any others of you read any reviews of Ruth Rosen's Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus? Excerpt from a review:
Let’s admit it. We pastors can be cowards. We can slip into institutional maintenance, rather than keep pressing the gospel forward....

The Jews for Jesus website comments, “Moishe Rosen was controversial and vigorously opposed by many because he believed with all his heart and chose to proclaim with all his might the truth about Jesus. . . . Throughout history, people have tried desperately to domesticate Jesus, to round off some of His sharp edges, to downplay the implications of His life and temporize the impact of His teaching. . . . Those who take Jesus’ words at face value have always been a minority, and not only among Jewish people. There is nothing new in the effort to paint a more comfortable picture of Jesus—one that omits the controversy and ignores the implications of His death on the cross and His resurrection.”
[Hat tip to J.M.]

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