After the numerous shameful scandals and embarrassing acts of the Vatican and its minions, many wonder how it is the progressive people can still be attending the Roman Catholic liturgy. Pedophiles abound, Holocaust deniers are embraced and Jerry Falwellian's are elevated to the episcopacy.Homohatred has become a virtue and ecumenism has grown as stale as last year's communion wafers.
Yet many progressive thinkers still make their way to mass. They carry the Origin of Species instead of their missalettes. They welcome their gay children as often as they have contraceptive sex. God and Jesus Christ knows how often they curse the Pope, his Cardinals. Archbishops, bishops, priests, deacons and parish council members.
And yet they are there in the pew white knuckling their way through another halfbaked homily and praying like hell for a new dispensation of grace disguised in Groucho glasses and moustache.