Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scandalous: Great Gals Talking about the Now and the Not Yet

The Anchoress, Elizabeth Scalia, is keeping the Symposium on Patheos' The Future of Catholicism spiced up with a few writers I admire:  NRO's Kathryn Lopez  and Happy Catholic blogger Julie Davis.  (Remember Julie from my "underwater" episode 49?)

Lopez wrote something that strikes at the heart of this Church-scandal era:

... being Catholic means there are doctrine and disciplines that, of course, challenge us. And I will fall as prominent members of and leaders of the Church have fallen and will fall. Some will be more hurtful and scandalous than others. But all are wounds on the Body of Christ. But not one of them means the end. For the future is the same as the past. It’s a story of sinful men who need redemption. Of unworthy men who are blessed by a most merciful father.
The solution to scandal and confusion and dismay is fidelity.  
Julie D's take on Judas reminds us that scandals today should come as no surprise:
I look at the past of Catholicism I see that it began simultaneously with the scandal of Judas. If that wasn’t a sign that the world shall always be with us and we shall have to keep going with God’s grace, then I don’t know what is. 
Hmmm.... fidelity.... grace.... Amen!

Go read both complete posts here.

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