Thursday, October 16, 2008

Not a Human Institution

Forget that the Catholic Church isn't a human institution, and, at best, all you have is a coffee and doughnuts “fellowship”; more pretentiously, church is "community" that idolizes its campesino brethren to the south; worst of all, it becomes an outpost for every new expression of the spirit of the age - come the hell of social action or the high water of neopaganism.

The Catholic Church ISN'T merely a human institution. It is the ekklesia - the gathering of "called out ones," founded upon Simon Peter by the unique External Mediator, the Word made flesh (Jn 1,14), the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, infused with his Spirit, and the dispenser of every grace necessary for salvation and human dignity.

You want an antidote to all the human funny business afflicting not only you, but human culture? Come and see. Come see what J. R. R. Tolkien, Alec Guinness, Fulton Sheen, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Flannery O'Connor agreed on. Come to the Catholic Church.

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