Yes the American Catholic Council are celebrating their glory days by returning to Detroit for the 35th anniversary of the Call to Action Conference. Where they will celebrate just how many of their goals they have achieved – or I mean whine about how none of their goals have been achieved and whose fault it is.
Nick Tom and Al Kresta are live blogging the conference which I find hilarious.
We are currently at a gathering of dissident Catholics in Detroit listening and watching. About 1,000 in attendance tonight. By their own stats in the program:
65% are women
94% are Caucasian
97% are over 45 years old
63 % are over 65 years old
75% attend Mass weekly
3% accept all of the Church’s teachings
90% say the ordination of women is “very” or “critically” important [Source]
Wow those stats are surprising – a whopping 3% accept all of the Church’s teaching?
The part about women’s ordination is not surprising, but you have to wonder about the two streams of thought among them. One of their efforts where they have been somewhat successful is to confuse the role of the laity and the priesthood. That the ministerial priesthood and the priesthood of the faithful are pretty much the same thing. While at the same time pressing for women’s ordination.
From their Litany of Progressive Whining
Angered by Church leaders who protect pedophiles and persecute prophets, we cry…
Wondering why we are closing parishes rather than opening ordination , we cry…
Because their heroes like Cardinal Mahony and Bishop Weakland would never do such a thing. And of course women bishops would never protect abusers.
I always find it interesting how they always see themselves a prophets and then cry about persecution. Hello. Though I guess they are trying to be Prophets 2.0. Prophets not persecuted, prophets who instead of crying out against sin instead say sins aren’t sins, and can prophecy falsely. The Old Testament Prophets had it all wrong, if only they would have gone along with the culture they wouldn’t have been killed. John the Baptist instead of denouncing Herod’s marriage should have been a voice crying out in the city saying “I’m OK, Your’e OK”. Prophets 2.0 would instead be demonstrating outside a church demanding Herod’s right to Communion.