Monday, August 25, 2003

Less sunshine and lollipops, more Augustine!

That's Gerard's reaction to John Allen's August 15th piece about the overestimation of human nature in recent years by many Catholics, including the pope.

I must say that I'm inclined to agree. I'm even going to subscribe to Communio. Now is not the time for the Church to be singing happy-happy joy-joy songs that never mention sin or repentance. We should be on our knees in the ashes, begging God for forgiveness for the terrible mess we've made of our Church.

Homework assignment: read the Book of Lamentations, slowly, with attention, and with sorrow for what we've all done.

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