Monday, June 29, 2015

The Worst Generation?

Someone told me the day the SCOTUS marriage ruling came down:

"Father, on behalf of all the older adults in our country, we need to apologize to your generation because the country we're handing you; we are probably the first generation that has left this country worse than we found it.  Our parents lived through the depression, fought in World War II etc. and my generation spit on soldiers coming home from Vietnam, worked for abortion, saw drug use jump astronomically, and now have capped things off with the destruction of marriage.

If our parents were indeed the greatest generation, perhaps we are the worst generation."


  1. Sadly I must agree. I'm glad my mother wasn't around to see the state were in.
    I fear it will only get worse for mankind and our church.

    1. Have no fear. Caesar can decree that squares are circles and that the naked emperor is wearing clothes all it wants, but it doesn't make it true.

      "Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you."

  2. "Destruction of marriage" you say? I think not.

    "In forming a marital union, two people become
    something greater than once they were. As some of
    the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
    embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
    would misunderstand these men and women to say they
    disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
    respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
    fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
    to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
    oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
    eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
    It is so ordered. "

    The Court ruled, and now the Church needs to find a way to accommodate this reality. There will be legally married gay and lesbian couples, possibly with their children, at Mass in Catholic Churches all over the country now until the end of time. Demonizing them needs to stop. We now need to find room for them at the table, and welcome them. Just as I'm sure Jesus already has.

  3. I agree I am part of the worst generation too. We stood silent when they said let's call it a winter celebration, no christmas party, no christmas songs sung. We spoiled our kids, ran up debt in our families and our country. If it feels good do it, if you want it buy it! Church, you don't really need to go every week and if the kids don't want to go we can't make them! What a mess we created. I pray for help fixing our mess! I pray the next generation has the strength we did not have.

  4. As one of the generation who started down that road, found it was not as advertised, and began trying to convince others against taking it, this situation is so discouraging. Even most of my own children are applauding the Supreme Court decision.