A poll conducted by social networking
website MySpace has branded the Catholic Church “out of touch” with
young people, just ahead of its World Youth Day event in Sydney.
Of course what most of these poll indicate
is that people think that the Church is out of touch with the morality
of the modern culture, that it is not an echo chamber for current
societal ethics. The only thing the Church needs to be in touch with is
the Holy Spirit.
Though a poll such as this also points out
the work the Church has to do in evangelization since this wrong
perception needs to be addressed to be able to spread the Gospel.
But no poll ever asks if people are out of touch with the
The Church often gets the rap that all it
talks about is sex and that it is fixated on the issue, when the truth
is that it is her distracter that are hung up on this. The
protesters at World Youth Day are not wearing shirts attacking the
Church for its teaching on helping the poor. No protest signs
against loving your neighbor. There is no “1, 2, 3, 4, we
don’t want saints no more.” No all of the protests are about sex in on
form or another. Whether it is passing out condoms or
homosexual ranting against the Pope calling him a homophobe the topic
is always sex. Scratch a dissenter and you will always find someone
upset about something in the Church’s teaching on sexual morality.
I do think there is something we need for
all World Youth Days. A massive incinerator at the entrance
points. That way people can grab all them condoms being given
out and anti-Catholic tracts and immediately dispose of them.
Let our enemies waste their money so that they will have less