The environment has gone haywire, we are fighting for a democracy in Iraq that seems bent on civil war and Islamic rule, Iran and Korea are equipping themselves with nuclear arsenals, immigration woes and prejudice plague us here at home, we have abortion on demand, and Islamic extremists will do anything to hurt us.
Such is the culture of death where we find ourselves. The late Pope John Paul II had hoped that this millennium would be different. Instead, it is more of the same, and the worse might be yet to come.
JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH, save souls!
Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction
Barry McGuire’s song, EVE OF DESTRUCTION, was one of my favorite songs when young. What do you suppose that says about my character? Admittedly I have been accused of being a bit cynical, not the best attribute for a priest, but probably why I am a literary fan of Graham Greene and his whisky priest anti-hero. Perhaps, judging what the world had to offer as mere loss, my vocation toward the priesthood was strangely fueled?
I was no hippie, but there is nothing more counter-cultural these days then a celibate Catholic clergyman.
When the child in the womb is not safe, are any of us safe? There is still prejudice and hate in plenty. Terrorists are willing to blow up themselves and their families to kill us.
We worry about a celebrity father yelling at his daughter over the phone or a sexy singer shaving her head while genocide continues in parts of Africa and millions have little food and polluted water.
What is wrong with us?
Why do we still fail to love one another?
Guns and bombs will not save us.
Only Christ can save us.