Friday, April 18, 2008

Fr. Curran a Prophet?

A couple of days ago Channel 10 aired a story on declining Mass attendance in DOR. A portion of the story was a clip of Fr. Charles Curran giving his take on the situation:

"Quite frankly if some business was around and said that 1/3 of our people who used to buy our product are no longer buying it, I think they'd do a lot of soul searching to say what's gone here, what's wrong, have we made some mistakes, what are they? And unfortunately I don't see the church really doing an internal examination here of itself."
Like Caiaphas in John 11:51, the Fr. Curran seems unaware of of just how prophetic his words actually are.

Nothing "sells" like orthodoxy, Father. Just ask the folks in Denver, Baltimore and Lincoln, NE where Mass attendance and vocations are booming.


Dr. Knowledge said...
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Mike said...

Dr. K. -

In John 11 Caiaphas said, "It is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish."

As John then points out, in plotting the murder of Jesus Caiaphas didn't have a clue that he was speaking prophetically (i.e., speaking for God) and that what he was saying had a far different meaning that what he thought it had.

So too, I hope, with the words of Fr. Curran.

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