We had a homiletic reference to HHS this weekend, but not a homily about it. I thought it was an appropriate balance.
My concern is when ideology intrudes on the liturgy. Some observers suggest that any view, any person can go extreme. I certainly agree. Charles affirms:
Sometimes the atmosphere of smug indifference and indulgent righteousness is noxious, from wherever philosophical street corner it plumes.
And I would agree the hint would fit my post, if my sentiment about a hope for avoidance were taken in isolation. However, it was not. It is placed in a particular cultural context of the small corner of the Catholic internet somewhat known as St Blog’s. It is a place where, in some corners, hurts are nurtured and magnified, and people indulge in a self-imposed blindness.
I can’t be sure of the best course to blend liturgy and activism. I think we need to pray. I think believers need to be active. I feel disinclined to the kind of activism I see on a lot of Catholic sites the past several days. I just don’t feel at home, or every Christian standing so close to it. I think Max has the measure of it.
I’ll add that a number of these people tend to be sore winners. (Case in point.) I think there are plenty of ways to protest, and even to be effective. I’d like to keep my dignity while I do it, thanks.