Thursday, August 9, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. I think I've finally figured out a blog schedule that works. Every other day will be a chapter from Weirdness at Waverly Academy, until I've posted the entire story.

2. People seemed really confused by my recent post about Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.  It's not that complicated.  I met him once, he seemed cool, and I'm wishing him luck on his new assignment.  That was the gist of the post.

3. Actually, speaking of Catholic Church, I saw a bit of Law & Order the other day.  They were doing the old storyline of "a criminal went to confession in a Catholic Church, so the police decide they have to bully the priest into revealing what he said".

It kind of bugs me when TV shows do a storyline about confession, because they always get it wrong.  Catholic Law dictates says that a priest can never reveal anything that was said during a confession.  There are no exceptions, end of story.  I'm tired of seeing TV shows make up fake exceptions to an ironclad rule.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your readers were confused because most people don’t understand how the Catholic Church works, i.e., the rules, the structure, etc., so you wishing good luck to an archbishop kind of got lost amongst all the Catholic jargon. As for Law & Order, they love kicking the Catholic Church around. It’s rare that a week goes by and at least one episode doesn’t involve them somehow, from pedophile priests, to priests “stonewalling” investigations, to priests killing/assaulting homosexuals, ad infinitum.

Hannah L. said...

Personally, Law and Order is getting so liberal and points towards everything I am against (aborition, pro-choice, gays, etc.) I have to be content with the older episodes in the early 2000s that are somewhat cleaner. At least you can make it through the newer ones, I usually blow up. The characters in real life are pretty liberal and make it hard to connect with them when they are everything I am against. Its tough being a Christian these days, I feel sorry for my future kids. :\

Kira said...

That always used to bother me too, actually. As a little kid I always remember asking my teacher before Confession, "But are you SURE that he won't tell anyone?" xD I mean, they're not even supposed to turn murderers in.

Miriam said...

TV shows seem to lack respect toward religions for the most part. I barely ever watch TV anymore, and that's one of the reasons why. :/

And then there are some shows that have their facts about religion all wrong. I mean, look at "Big Love" and those other polygamy shows that claim to be about Mormons. That's actually a different church that broke off from the Mormon church a long time ago and has been screwing up how people see Mormons ever since. >_< Gah, it's annoying..

Christi said...

I can't watch certain TV shows because of the things they condone. Do they honestly think there aren't Republicans and Christians out there watching their show? I'm sure the amount of viewers they have would go down.

Anonymous said...

And that is why Americans should be more respectful to people like Roman Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, foreigners, etc. Just like how Americans should be respectful to children. It seems we are uselessly fussing about with problems that children could solve in a snap, but no! They are often ignored. I sometimes wonder about things like this, thinking, "Where did America go wrong? Can't we live together peacefully in a society where it can be modern and old-fashioned at the same time, where everyone was nice, everyone knew their names, and were respecful of others, no matter what their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever? What happened, and can we get back on track to a happy society?"

Anonymous said...

It's so sad what's on TV these days. Hollywood has gotten so corrupt, and all they can think about doing is pushing their anti-Christian, liberal veiws in our faces! Unfortunately, in this day and age, they seem determined to bully the Catholic Church for whatever reason. I guess we are just going through the same persecutions that basically every country has gone through. By the way, have you seen For Greater Glory?

Unknown said...

Well the police have different priorities in the matter. If someone has information to a serial murder perhaps, I think the police would rather break a few 'Religious laws' than to have more victims. It really is what your perspective is.

Michael Morphew said...

Yeah, it seems like I can't get through a single day without some sort of anti-Catholic message getting shoved in my face.

Anonymous said...

And American law says it is a crime to conceal truth about a crime if you are not closely related to the criminal who committed it.