When in Rome…

Should one be pleased that this is not just a Protestant rot? Or horrified that this kind of stuff is creeping even into the RCC? The latter, I suggest. The one comforting thing is that the congregation looks decidedly middle-aged-plus. The young, at least in some parts, are looking elsewhere.

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Lectionary madness

Next Sunday is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany. The readings in the three-year lectionary, Series B are 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (the calling of Samuel), 1 Cor 6:12-20 (flee from sexual immorality) and John 1:43-51 (the calling of Philip and Nathanael). Which got my blood boiling. Here's a preview of part of the sermon I'm…