Most of you know by now, thanks to my many complaints on these boards, that the Catholic schools here in Canada are a disgrace. I tried to come to school today with a positive attitude. And after today I’m not going to take a positive attitude on this anymore.
Morning prayers were over simplified like always, but today (9/11 of all days) our female chaplain added her own political thoughts to the prayers asking God to bring back Canadian soldiers from Afghanistan where they are not serving His plans.
World Issues class turned out anti-Catholic again. Talking about the cultures of the world, the teacher got into Islam and said that many people today are finding peace in Islam- which is really a peaceful religion (I read the Koran- it aint too peacefull) and it is the Christian West which causes the problems in the Middle East. A classmate gave me her opinion that we must write letters to the Diocese asking for the Bishop to cut ties with the Pope, since the Holy Father has turned into a monster by not allowing gay marriage (a major story in saturday’s newspaper). My teacher also gave some demographic information showing that within a few generations Christianity will be a dead religion- that didnt help my positive approach to the day.
In English class we wrote short stories. A girl in the class wrote an erotic story about Christ and Mary Magdalene. The teacher sent her to the office, but the mere face that she would write that :mad:
In Religion Class we were visited by a priest, the guys at the back of the class asked him humiliating questions trying to be smart, and then the liberal contigent yelled at him (and I mean yelled!) for the Church’s stance on gay marriage and abortion.
I’m sorry if I sound whiney. I’m sorry if I complain too much, but I cannot take it anymore! In the 1950s my grandfather brought his family to daily Mass and prayed the rosary with them every night, just like his father did. Nobody back then would have dreamed of disrespecting the priest or criticizing the Church. Nobody would have even dared to disrespect Christ. Nobody cares about the Church anymore. Nobody cares about Christ. The school Mass is a social time, if you bother going. God is dead in my school. I wouldnt even hesitate to guess that maybe as much as 40% of the student body hold no religious beliefs at all. Where is God in all of this?
And I try to look at this in a positively? I cant anymore. I pray to God that I could have been born in a differant century, when people did care about Christ and the Church. I’m just sick of it.