Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Cardinal Pell Gets It

photo of Cardinal Pell blessing the juventum pilgrims at World Youth Day.

In this article Cardinal Pell explains the value and meaning of celibacy. The definition of the meaning is apparently necessary because a large number of priests "decided" in the 60s and 70s that immoral acts between persons of the same sex did not violate the vow of celibacy. I don't know whether to call that wishful thinking or intentionall idiocy. I suppose either definition is appropriate.

And this quote made me laugh:

Marriage and family life are the basis of all civilization, but they can fluctuate between heaven and hell and always take hard work, time and energy.

Truer words were never spoken. And they say priests don't understand married life- ha! I think that sums it up pretty well. Heaven and hell baby, heaven and hell.

1 comment:

Thomas Shawn said...

From the Cardinal's professional rugby playing days the chant was "Give 'em Hell Pell!"

Something tells me that Cardinal, as a young man before seminary, used to date girls, just a hunch.