Daily Archives: November 3, 2017
Father Weinandy’s story – which is, so to speak, the cause of the letter I have already commented – deserves a couple of considerations.
There is a mixture of arrogance and superstition in Father Weinandy’s story about how the letter came to be. No one of us has the right to even think “I will do my duty of Catholic only if you, God, send me a sign; and I will tell you exactly what kind of sign I want to have; and I want to have it tomorrow”.
Father Weinandy’s letter-writing might be right or wrong, but you don’t pose conditions to God. If it is right to write a letter, then by all means write it. If it is not right to write it, then by all means do your duty of Catholic theologian in a different way. But do not ever think that you can be exempted from doing what is right because God hasn’t sent you a pink dog dancing on his hind legs, or a chap without a number of specified passports, telling you exactly the words you want to hear, within a strict time frame.
Yes, God may use and test even the arrogant and, if the story is true, I can’t avoid thinking of Him prompting the guy to this act of arrogance in order to, rather amusingly, baffle him into doing what he had to do anyway. However, it is still not right to hide behind hugely favourable odds and perform this kind of order-giving to God for something one knows to be right and the thing to do anyway. For heavens’ sake, this is a theologian who writes books about Catholicism, and everything indicates that, had he not seen the pink dog dancing on his hind legs of sort (his condition for, generally, “writing something”), he would have taken it as an excuse not to write anything at all (much less a letter to the Pope) about the current state of affairs in the Church. Talk about a coward found out and, by God’s grace, amusingly prompted to grow a pair and do his job already, actually even going beyond his original intention. The ways of the Lord…
But this is not the way to go about our duties. You know what you have to do. Never think you can get out of it by just giving God strange ultimatums about what He has to do to let you do it.
Father Weinandy is very, very lucky that his act of presumption was used by God towards his salvation. He must have been pretty impressed to follow up on it in such a public way.
P.s. Has Father Weinandy signed the Filial Correction? If not, why, seen that the criticism is pretty much the same and is public in the same way?
Oh, how the Harveywood-mighty have fallen!
The same man who, when a first episode of quasi-paedo (we don’t know for sure) behaviour came to light, apologised for what he could not remember but – if true, he said – was certainly the fruit of drunken behaviour is now being submerged by allegations concerning his very recent, very non-drunken behaviour during the filming of the world-famous House of Cards TV show.
One can also not avoid noticing that the self-professed bi-sex Spacey only harasses men. It goes to show that one can’t be in the middle: a fag is a fag is a fag, period.
I am now, like everyone else, awaiting Netflix’ decision about Spacey’s continuation there. Can it be that a serial harasser with possible paedo tendencies is allowed to continue?
No, realistically it will not happen. It’s very difficult to think that Netflix will risk the ire of both the leftists and the conservatives in the US and abroad, tarnishing not only the TV show but the entire brand. What I think might well happen is that the TV series will continue, but it will take a hit; and that Netflix will limit the damage but, they will feel the pain where it hurts most, in the bottom line.
Perhaps, this will teach them that this homo-infiltration in the entertainment industry is not good, and it is good for the business if an actor – excellent as Spacey may be – is, actually…