instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blessed are you when they tweet against you

When the Pope does something that cracks the top five on folks' newsreaders, it makes for an excellent day of fasting from social media.

I find it extraordinarily sad that so many people are such reflexive anti-Catholic bigots. I find it even sadder that Catholics haven't given them much of a reason not to be.

Yes, yes, hospitals, schools, science, universities, civilization. But why should non-Catholics (or even unenthusiastic Catholics) listen to me talk about the Church's service to the poor? What in their experience of me would cause them to give the benefit of any doubt to Catholicism?