Saturday, August 28, 2010

A hill to die on

Catholic revert Francis Beckwith walked out on Mass last Sunday after encountering something “worse than you can imagine.” The offending event was nothing short of an “abomination,” which left him duly “scandalized.”

And what was the unimaginable abomination, you ask? Was it the prospect of receiving communion from the hands of a child molester. Was it a syncretistic homily, a la Vatican II?

No. It was some bubblegum music performed by teen celebrants.

As a leading ethicist, that was simply too much to bear. And it’s gratifying to know that his return to Rome hasn’t dulled his keen sense of moral priorities.


  1. So Beckwith prefers a more solemn, pietistic and Stoic form of false religion in contradistinction to an upbeat, feel-good, Epicurian style.

    Call me a skeptic, but I'm thinking "log, meet mote", although I don't want to be too dogmatic about that.

    In Christ,

  2. Unfortunately, I know Protestants like this also. Of course most of them aren't well-studied ethicists, but knowing Christ and studying his revelation should give us all an intuitive clue.