Sunday, August 16, 2009

From Mark Shea
  • Blessed Mary ever virgin: I’m a prison chaplain (Anglican) and I’m doing a Bible study in the inter-faith dorm when one of the guys asks about the belief in the perpetual virginity of the Virgin Mary. As a way of helping the majority Protestant crowd grasp Catholic reverence for Mary, I speak of her as the “Ark” of the New Covenant who bore the Word. I go on to explain... “Now if Uzzah was struck down for touching the Ark of the Old Covenant, how do you think Joseph felt about touching the Ark which bore the eternal Word, Jesus Christ?” At this point, a L-A-R-G-E black brother from Cleveland (former drug dealer) says Mr. T-style — “Makes sense to me. You’d hafta be a fool to touch her! She was God’s baby’s mama!” Honestly, that’s a great boost for ecumenical understanding.
  • Reasons to read Chesterton.

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