Sunday, September 14, 2003

I have many thoughts -- this is from a comment I made on the Disputations, with whom I agree on this plan...

It is our job, as laity to confront the culture with the Truth. What efforts like this reveal to me is a basic lack of seriousness about that task.

If fetal farms come, they won't come because Jennifer Granholm ate lunch with some high school girls, or Call To Action held a meeting on Church grounds. It will be because we (the Catholic laity) failed to effectively witness to the Truth of its immorality.

Are there things the bishops could do that might make it easier? Sure, and that's why the meeting earlier this week was probably a good thing.

But if our response to that is to turn our focus inward, onto these petty political fights, I think we're taking the coward's way out.

Sure, we may make CTA have their meeting at a Holiday Inn instead, but what does that do to help the unborn? How does that witness to what marriage is?

It doesn't.

We in the Catholic laity have important work to do, and we haven't been doing a very good job of it, if you look at the culture. Let's focus on our jobs, rather than obsessing over telling the bishops how to do their job.

UPDATE: "coward's way out" is probably a bit strong. What I mean to say is that we are picking and easier and less important fight than the one we have to win.
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