Letters to the editor like this make me want to knock people upside the head (http://host.madison.com/wsj/opinion/mailbag/where-are-the-priorities-of-the-catholic-church–/article_c187e142-821c-525f-b428-fed7aa7f6898.html):
Where are the priorities of the Catholic church — Jane Lynk
I was very angry after reading about the closing of the Bethel Lutheran homeless shelter. The article just below it was about Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino’s push to move the tabernacle of churches to a more central location.
Really? Where are the priorities here? What needs to be central is helping the poor and using church funds to actually live the teachings of the Bible.
It makes this Catholic wonder about the priorities of the men making these proclamations, and not for the first time. Delusions of grandeur come to mind here.
Pope Francis is the church leader, and he is repeatedly asking all of us to help the poor. Maybe Morlino needs to open his mail. It’s enough to make a lifelong Catholic head to the Lutheran church.
— Jane Lynk, Marshall
First of all, anyone think it’s odd that Ms. Lynk is mad at the Catholic Church for the Lutheran church closing a shelter? And why is she mad at the Bishop Morlino, who had no bearing in that action? Wouldn’t it seem that her ire should go toward the city who refused to increase the budget and who chose to disassociate with the Lutheran Church? And the biggest question for Ms. Lynk is why doesn’t she get off her behind and do something for the homeless herself? So many different ways to do that these days, starting with three words: “GO FUND ME.”
Next, it’s clear Bishop Morlino has much work to do in this diocese, since “this Catholic” really doesn’t have a clue about Catholicism. She may want to wander through the bible to the story of Mary and Martha. This one is definitely a Martha. Martha, Martha!
Here’s a refresher for Ms. Lynk:
38 In one of the villages he entered during his journey, a woman called Martha entertained him in her house. 39 She had a sister called Mary; and Mary took her place at the Lord’s feet, and listened to his words. 40 Martha was distracted by waiting on many needs; so she came to his side, and asked, Lord, art thou content that my sister should leave me to do the serving alone? Come, bid her help me. 41 Jesus answered her, Martha, Martha, how many cares and troubles thou hast! 42 But only one thing is necessary; and Mary has chosen for herself the best part of all, that which shall never be taken away from her.
I’m betting there’s more to her ire against Bishop Morlino. Clearly, she doesn’t understand ANTYHING about the Eucharist, which is why she doesn’t have a clue when it comes to Bishop Morlino’s plan to move tabernacles fron t and center. She’s the perfect example of why Bishop Morlino wants this! Some do not grasp the Source and Summit of our Faith!!! Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, should be the center of our world and given the highest priority, if we hope to have ANYTHING else fall into place. Bishop Morlino is trying to get us to choose “the best part of all” so that we can deal with all of the other ills of our society.
Big kudos to Bishop Morlino!