Sunday, December 14, 2014

Can and should the church be involved in politics?


  • Can and should the church be involved in politics? In retreat, there's Fr. Gabriel Kostelnyk's way and there's acting Metropolitan Volodymyr's (Sterniuk) way. Surrendering the public square vs. being driven from it. Big difference.
  • "Ukrainian Catholic Church faces possible ban 25 years after legalization." I’m not buying this. The headline’s a big come-on. Of course the independent Ukraine would never ban the UGCC, even though most of the country doesn’t belong to it. The UGCC’s the independent Ukraine’s biggest fan! I feel bad for any Ukrainian Catholics in Russian areas (the Crimea is part of Russia) getting anti-Ukraine backlash, but seriously, how many Ukrainian Catholics live there? In their Galician homeland, as far away from the Russians as you can get in the Ukraine, they’re 100% safe. The Russian Orthodox are annoying with their blaming things on the Uniates, but churchmen on our side aren't blameless. There's caesaropapism the Russian way but there's being a shill for the liberal West, too, Patriarch Sviatoslav.
  • Prince William honors the Christmas Truce on its centennial. A moment of Christian decency in an immoral war. Sorry, I think the monument is cheesy-looking but their heart is in the right place.
  • Mass: Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico gaudete. Pink is beautiful.

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  1. Wondered why my blog got so many more hits today. :-)

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