Monday, March 29, 2010

in light of recent media events...

... I know, I know. It's been two years since I vowed not to regurgitate the same negative news circulating the Internet. I have done a damn good job holding my end and I promise this is not going to be that kind of post. You don't need me to remind you of the scandals. However, what I think does bear repeating is an old favorite quote of mine; so in light of recent media events...

"Considering the damage done to the priesthood by sins of calumny, detraction, and tale-bearing, you can resolve to refrain from all critical, unkind, and judgmental speech (and blogging) concerning priests, and also resolve never to repeat disedifying comments, anecdotes, or gossip concerning priests, their sins, and their failings."


About the image: Pope Benedict XVI is seen through fumes of incense during a memorial Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II, Monday, March 29, 2010. [source]
About the quote: I wish I knew the source, but this sounds like something Terry would say though.

Pray for priests and our Pontiff.

5 comments:

nazareth priest said...

Yes.
Please pray for our Holy Father and for all bishops and priests.
The frailty and sinfulness of Christ's representatives are so much revealed during these days.
Holy Week is a particularly appropriate time to pray that we not weaken, betray, offend our dear Lord and His People.
Thank you.

Kelly said...

*I* certainly love Catholic kitsch! I have a lot of items that... their taste is questionable, let's just say that.

Smiley said...

I love our Church and it pains me terribly to see the attack planned by the media on our Holy Father. I pray for him at every mass. It makes me feel like crying though to see that it is our own Catholics who are attacking him.

Patm said...

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/theanchoress/2010/03/30/murphy-case-nyt-never-talked-to-judge/

Terry Nelson said...

Great quote but it is not from me - I think it is from Fr. Mark of Vultus Christi.

I think I'm doing better, but I am guilty as charged and I think Fr. Mark posted that comment because of something I said - I may be wrong but I know I'm not. ;)