(the bishops meeting for the family, where the report was written before the meeting and was not the one that passed, and later the footnotes and bishops allowing people in second marriages to receive communion, as if it was just symbolic, so why not)
Now there will be a "youth" meeing, and we see this report:
this is what "youths" want.
“Young people look for a sense of self by seeking communities that are supportive, uplifting, authentic and accessible,” said the document, “communities that empower them.”
They desire “strong communities in which young people share their struggles and testimonies with each other.”
in other words, they want a support group, not a place to worship God.
This is psychology, not a religion.
Or maybe what they can find what they want in a cult, or at a small local bible Church down the street: except they don't want the bible:
“The Church oftentimes appears as too severe and is often associated with excessive moralism,” they noted. “We need a Church that is welcoming and merciful, which appreciates its roots and patrimony and which loves everyone, even those who are not following the perceived standards.”
Translation: Don't dare tell me schtupping outside of marriage is wrong.
I go to mass to meet Jesus in the Eucharist
You know: meet God?
and all sorts of people go to mass: if you are a good Catholic, you are too busy praying to notice the transvestite in the next pew.
reminds me of Tolkien's quote on the modern church: we go to worship God.
J. R. R. Tolkien said:
“I can recommend this as an exercise: make your Communion in circumstances that affront your taste. Choose a snuffling or gabbling priest or a proud and vulgar friar; and a church full of the usual bourgeois crowd, ill-behaved children — from those who yell to those products of Catholic schools who the moment the tabernacle is opened sit back and yawn — open necked and dirty youths, women in trousers and often with hair both unkempt and uncovered. Go to Communion with them (and pray for them). It will be just the same as a Mass said beautifully by a visibly holy man, and shared by a few devout and decorous people. (It could not be worse than the mess of the feeding of the Five Thousand — after which our Lord propounded the feeding that was to come.”