February 10, 2012

meatless Fridays to in the cafeteria culture

With Lent quickly approaching the timing of this post may seem a little off but in the midst of all the shit that's hit the fan it's quite appropriate.

I am tired of all the cafeteria Catholics.  People who proudly write dumb stuff like this in comment boxes:
I do what the great majority of my Catholic friends around me do... Go to Church, Kneel, Pray, Take the Eucharist, Go home, pop a birth control pill with the blessing of my Catholic husband and his entire Catholic family. Get up the next Monday and drive my 2 kids to Catholic School and meet the other Moms of that School and talk about their two (at the most three )kids. 

It's dumb because if they care enough to make the effort to go to Mass on Sundays and send their kids to parochial school then they should care enough to not go to Hell.  From the comment above I would think that woman never even thinks about eternity.  But if she did then she just might mind what Paul said to the Corinthians:   So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.  Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.  For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. (1 Cor 11:27-29)

Perhaps all these self-proclaimed cafeteria Catholics are unaware of this passage from Scripture.  If that's the case I'm not so pissed as I am disappointed that they haven't taken it upon themselves to study the Word of God.  Nonetheless, let me explain some basic Church teaching in case ignorance really is to blame:
- The Catholic Church teaches that "love, marriage, sex, and procreation are all things that belong together."  That means contraception is immoral.  (Even noncatholics over at Business Insider understand this.)
- The Catholic Church doesn't make it's decrees based what the majority of Catholics think or like.  They make them based on Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.  Those two things are old

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