Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Opus 2018-210: Time to Join the Catholics

On our current road trip we have been visiting family and friends, many of which we have not seen for decades.  Among them is a Catholic couple that I would consider devout.  They are one of the reasons I fully expect to see a lot of Roman Catholics in heaven.  They will not be there because they are Catholic but because of their trust in the saving blood of Jesus Christ, the same as protestants. 

When you meet with Roman Catholics the state of the church comes up.  I hope you are aware of the general reporting of the perversions going on among the priesthood and hierarchy.  It seems to reach all the way to the pope.  They report that the laity is outraged.  They are writing letters and such but the Catholic church belongs to a tradition that is ruled from the top down.  I asked if they are going to withhold funds.  They said yes.

Now I see it happening.

You will find an article in CNS News.  They quote the Wall Street Journal as a source of information.  It seems that a group of business men who are Catholic have agreed to withhold almost a million dollars in contributions that they would normally give to the church.  This is serious money.

If Hillary had won the election I imagine that the Justice Department would now be filing a lawsuit against these men for a hate crime.  It would make the case against the Christian baker look like a kindergarten romp.  These men have deep pockets.  I could even see DOJ going for jail time because these men dared to discuss this in private and agree to a course of action.  I think conspiracy would be the least of the charges.

Since Trump won I don’t expect the DOJ to get involved but the ACLU is still out there.

I have been saying that we need to hold Nike’s feet to the fire and avoid patronizing other businesses that are on the wrong path.  I am glad to see some Catholic businessmen are putting their money where there mouths should be.

It is time for all of us to join them.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.