Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ye Shall Do Sports And Sports Will Set You Free

If that title sounds vaguely familiar, it's because it's a paraphrase of "you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free".  But that's so neo-palagian and triumphalist, you see!

In this latest "pope video" we hear the pope praying that a "culture of encounter" be built by - sports!  Yep!  That's the prayer intention.  However the words "God" or "Jesus" aren't mentioned once.  In Ephesians 2:14, Paul says that "He (Jesus) is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility.."  But again that's too.. traditional.  Instead, we are treated to the sight of tennis balls smashing through brick walls.

Why cannot the pure truths of Jesus Christ be proclaimed, as they once were?  Why do we have to behold our Church prostituting itself before all these cheap gimmicks?

On the plus side, one could easily bookmark the youtube link.  Then one can watch it next Lent as a visual mortification.


  1. Sports are drawing people to the Sunday games in greater and greater numbers while Church attendance is down. Pope Francis's endorsement is not needed.

    Organized sports for even young children, sometimes including teams in Catholic schools often have games or practice on Sunday mornings.

  2. Dearest Pope Francis,

    Oh Dear!!! Your pagan colors are showing!!!


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