Sunday, May 23, 2004

There's lot of comments like this around the Catholic blogs. Usually it means the writer wants his priests or bishops to preach about abortion, contraception, and homosexuality, and not that other fluff like loving your neighbor and all.

Of course, the person making this complaint is already familiar with and has accepted the Church's teachings on these matters, so the complaint that, "I want the bishops to challenge us, not tell us how great we are," rings false to me. It seems more like these folks want the priests and bishops to tell them how great they are for being pro-life and not contracepting.

Which makes them not much different from the rest of us, except for one thing. They want to be told how good they are at the expense of others.

There's a word for that type of attitude. It has five letters and begins with a "p," and is something we're told to avoid.
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