Remember Maureen Dowd’s column after the election of Pope Benedict XVI!
“For American Catholics—especially women and Democratic pro-choice Catholic pols—the cafeteria is officially closed.”
In a March 10th speech by our Holy Father.
Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) — Priests must not preach “Christianity ‘a la carte’” and should be willing to approach even uncomfortable aspects of the Gospel, Pope Benedict said in a meeting with priests last week.
When it comes to the dogmatic cafeteria, give me everything. When it comes to the faith it does not mean that I can fully understand everything, but its all good for me. Dogma is nutritious – so eat your veggies!
There are some aspects of the faith that are indeed ‘a la carte’. The devotional life is one such area. The richness of the Catholic faith is that there are plenty of devotions and of them some suit us more than others. We can all have devotions to different saints and other practices that help us to grow in the spiritual life. So as for dogma eat up, and devotions – choose your spiritual dessert.