Monday, January 9, 2012

My Epiphany! - Diocese Of Scranton

I went to Mass with my family yesterday to a small parish in Luzerne County. The retired priest that offered up the Mass did a good job, he actually read the words written in the book and everything, unlike the normal parish priest from this particular church, whom I have seen on several occasions making stuff up as he goes along.

I sat there hoping for a good 'ole theologically sound homily from the seasoned veteran priest.

My hopes were dashed.

The Deacon, proudly wearing his rainbow colored stole proceeded to explain to us how the United States and it's penchant for racism and warfare has kept the Epiphany, or as he called it "God's Peace" at bay.

Deacon started out by reminding us that it is an election year. I thought maybe he was going to inform the congregation about voting pro life.

Instead he went on a diversity and social justice tirade.

Did you know that American hatred for Native Americans brought us the War of 1812? Never mind that pesky Britain was up to it's old tricks.
Did you know, that the US got into WWII because we were racist against Asian people? Were we racist against white Germans and Italians as well I suppose?
And again the same charge was made for Korea and Vietnam.
And of course we hate Mexicans, Muslims, and Arabs.

Not too much about the actual Epiphany, just the Deacons take on why we will never achieve God's peace.

We're all racists.

Thanks Deacon.

I'm curious if anywhere in the Diocese of Scranton if any priest OTHER than the FSSP and SSPX priests blessed Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, the Epiphany Water and Chalk? Did any of you priests set up times to go and do the traditional blessings of your parishioners homes? If not, why?

God Bless You!


Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Hey Rocker, MLK Day is coming up, so you get to hear more of that social justice crap this coming Sunday!

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

RT, how do you feel about the annual adoration of Martin Luther King every January 16 by sooo many of our priests and bishops? The man was an absolute scoundrel, yet he is reguarded as a social justice saint by many misguilded clergymen and lay people. One Catholic church in Virginia even has his image in a stained glass window!

The Rockin' Traddy said...


I have received threats based on my past criticism of MLK. God love you.


Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

RT, can you tell us about the threats you received about your past criticisms of MLK in a post?