Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Times Just Need to Get With The Church"
At one point or another, we have all heard the phrase "The Church just needs to get with the times."
Well I'm challenging that sentiment. People want the Catholic Church to change into something it's not.
The Catholic Church is accused of being sexist because it doesn't ordain women. Her Liturgies are considered boring because they don't attempt to entertain people. She is considered hateful for not embracing homosexuality. Once again, she is slandered as being a sexist for not allowing abortion. She is called unrealistic for not allowing contraception. She is a hated institution. But she is the only one that Christ Founded.
The Catholic Church has not changed her teachings on faith and morals which means that if it was a sin 2000 years ago, it's a sin today. She simply can't betray her teachings.
She has defined and understood the teachings of the past a bit more closely, but they haven't changed from one thing to another.
Sure, allowing Contraception may make things easier for some, but when did Jesus Say that things would be easy as possible? He actually said "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." Mark 8:34
And sure, that Methodist wedding dance on youtube looked like a lot of fun, but would it be appropriate for the Sacrifice of Calvary, in Which our Blessed Lord Died a brutal and sorrowful death for our redemption and reconciliation with the Father? The Mass does in fact make us present at the Lord's death and resurrection. It's a fascinating teaching of our Church.
I propose something else. I'd like to suggest that maybe these times aren't so great. These times are actually really bad.
The Church should not "Just get with the times". The Times Should Just Get With The Church.