We have to wonder why he beats this drum in this way at this time. It’s a harsh way to put down foolishness. Does he know of Catholics who dismiss self-help and ignore danger for the sake of magical prayer? Is this how he sees the day’s challenges?
It’s as if he sees his role as designated apologizer for the supernatural, front man for an organization eager for majority support. A little nuance might work better. It’s unseemly for him to appear so eager to cater to the suspicious or uninformed.
Later: Whom does he know who prays but ignores the peril? It’s Cupich one, straw man nothing.
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His Eminence has taken to wearing a mask during the live-streamed Masses he celebrates. I salute him for elevating virtue signaling to a new level, but, quite frankly, wearing a rabbit’s foot around his neck would have the same affect.
Well said, Michael Buck!