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.
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!