I am going have to sit with this one for a while. I hope The Register's Michael Swan has made a mistake here. I thought with the elevation of Archbishop Lépine the days of embarrassing the Kingdom of God by praying for the Montreal Canadiens were over. Nope. Today we're going to ring the church bells to protest the Harper Government's neglect of the environment:
The Assembly of Quebec Bishops has alerted pastors and the faithful that they want church bells ringing out at 2 p.m. across the province in support of Earth Day protests. Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine sent out an additional letter to parish priests and parochial administrators urging them to organize parish groups to take part in the protests.Have those bells ever sounded to protest abortion, the secular government's encroachment on the liberty of Christians, the persecution of Christians in the Middle East? Nope, because those are Christian issues - only Christians are concerned about such things. Apparently there are no Christians amongst the Montreal, the Quebecois clergy.
In the history of the Christianity never has there been a time when the Church has benefited from following the causes of the day. It only prospered when it sets out on its own hard path.
I see that the SCCB has lost a few followers. Thetheologyofdad has too. I don't know why. I don't write for others - only for myself and Christ. I write exactly what I think is true and right, whether people want to 'follow' it or not. I say this as a preface to my strong words:
Unless there is something greatly off in what Mr. Swan has reported, my disappointment, nay, disgust with Catholic Montreal & Catholic Quebec as a whole has reached a new high.
It's all in the word 'protest.'
Happy Lenin's birthday everyone.