Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

It Profitith a Man Nothing . . .

October 29th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

. . . if he gaineth the whole world but loseth his soul.

I pray that the CMA accomplishes its more important goals, i.e. care for retired priests and seminarians. However, I pray also that the Spirit which the instigators are trying to keep alive does not succumb to the continued irreverence shown by many who transform sermons, homilies, “reflections” and “thoughts” into fund-raising opportunities sandwiched between The readings and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

There’s a time and a place for everything. Mass is not a time for perpetual pandering.



5 Responses to “It Profitith a Man Nothing . . .”

  1. Anonymous says:

    My parish has brought up the CMA in the homily for each of the past three weeks. The bulletin too has become a place for the priest to beg for money. Is this what the Catholic Church is about? I agree that the diocese should just tax parishes and stop playing these games. They're going to get their money one way or the other, at least they can let the priests be priests and not pitchmen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is there a CMA appeal in other areas? Or this justa DOR thing?

  3. Gen says:

    Rochester seems to me to be more active with fund-raising and appeals than other dioceses. I know Buffalo has a similar program, but they don't make the promotional video with such progressive glee.

  4. Rob says:

    Why don't they just admit that its easier for priests to ask for money then to actually write a decent homily? We have too many lazy priests in our diocese, such as the ones who pass off preaching responsibilities to their nun or lay assistant.

  5. SISTER EMILY says:

    Progressive glee. HA HA

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