Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Goofy CBS Video on Division among Catholics

I saw this video the other day and had a hard time holding my lunch down. It tries to paint a picture of division, blaming the division on the bishops, while giving a pass to people who dissent from Catholic teaching. So, who is really causing division?

Among the bishops targeted in this video, albeit very briefly, is Archbishop Vigneron of Detroit for his stand against the American Catholic Council, which held a dissent-fest here in Detroit this past summer. The ACC is an umbrella group for just about every dissident group you can think of. See my complete coverage and scroll here for several posts with news and commentary about the event, including links to diocesan communications.

With regards to the propaganda piece, just as with the ACC pictures and videos,  note the average age of those being interviewed, who are taking jabs at the Church.  Just once I wish the reporters would take a look at which kind of parishes all of the youth are going to and ask themselves where the real story is.  While parishes like Assumption Grotto in Detroit,  Ss Cyril & Methodius in Sterling Heights, Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, and Christ the King in Ann Arbor, and others with young demographics have some differences in spirituality, they are harmonious when it comes to a few common things:  They are Eucharistic, Marian,  love what the Holy Father is doing, feeding on sound catechesis offered by the priests as opposed to namby-pamby, go to Mass weekly, understand the power and grace of sacramental Confession, and hear robust homilies with the fullness of the truth.  I myself got just a little tired of hearing how much God loved me without anything substantive to guide me in loving Him back. 

Now, if you watch this video, be sure to chase it with the excellent analysis offered by Monsignor Charles Pope who blogs out of the Archdiocese of Washington.

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