Friday, August 26, 2011

Altar Girls

Yeah, this is pretty much a third rail topic. It's amazing to see how folks can get worked up over this one. William Oddie decided to use a gas can and blowtorch in his discussion of it over at the Catholic Herald. You should read it and pay special attention to the narrative on how girls serving at the altar came to be. Like so many other such items (communion in the hand- eg), it was a widespread abuse that the Pope caved on. I hadn't heard the explanation of political and/or legal pressure before, but the bottom line is that the Church capitulated to the whims of Her enemies (from within and without).

If we are to see any reversals of our current fortunes, these types of things have to stop or be repealed. Now is as good a time as any.

Pray for our bishops, especially the Holy Father.

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