In the discussion thread: Have A Sick Mom That Can't Get To Church & Just Put On A Catholic Mass On Cable TV & I'm Now Furious [View all]
Response to lunasun (Reply #6)
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:12 PM
hunter (24,983 posts)
15. It's amazing how different church communities can be.
Progressive places tend to get progressive Priests, regressive places get regressive Priests.
My parents used to live in a very Republican conservative place. Attending Mass there was barely tolerable, and only because we did it only once or twice a year.
My wife's parents live in a place where it's a pleasure to attend Mass.
My wife and I have also lived in places where the Priests are dull and seem to get their sermons from some kind of "Celebrating Mass for Dummies" book. It's quite obvious when you talk to them that the Church is having trouble recruiting people. Some Priests are warm bodies filling the spot and going through the motions. Nothing wrong with that if they are gentle, harmless souls, and many of them are, but it also makes it easier for the child molesters to build their evil empires within the Church.
"Dummies" has a web page for people who are attending Mass, but the Catholic Church must also have generic materials for their Priests who are not bright enough to write their own sermons, or even relate "Cliffs Notes" sorts of sermons to their own parish community.
I've never sat through a cable television Mass. I imagine the television "community" the Mass described in the original post represented was the Fox News crowd.
That's a big reason I don't have Cable or Satellite television. Flipping through the channels can be depressing.
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