“Lord, Lord”

A number of antipope Catholics gleefully pointed out how few times Pope Francis mentioned “Jesus” in his speech to Congress. I don’t think such scrutiny would find any more of a happy home with the online Catholic Right. Certainly Pope Benedict XVI avoided the trap, right?

One prominent blog which boasts “nearly 1,000,000 page loads this month” has but one mention of the Name, and only for the ctrl-V addition of a prayer in the sidebar. I did my ctrl-F trick on a few other home pages: Catholic Answers: zero; Creative Minority Report: zilch; EWTN: zippo. NCReg logged two mentions: one as the title of a writer’s essay and the other to let readers know “jesus” comes in 21st in popularity on the topic list.

Jesus didn’t have much good to say about those who appeal, “Lord, Lord,” but perhaps those who pile on popes might want to consider a little consistency.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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4 Responses to “Lord, Lord”

  1. Liam says:

    Here’s an interesting development. I was wondering for months if and when this would ever occur. Comments are, um, revealing. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/09/no-more-tirades

    • Todd says:

      I don’t follow First Things quite enough, and I’ve never read the blogger in question. Comments revealing, but not surprising. The blogosphere is well-practiced in ideological cannibalism. The truth is that people test limits, that those in charge give misbehavior a wide latitude, and when one’s opponents leave to play elsewhere, it is common to see allies turn on each other. And that’s just in Kindergarten.

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