Monday, May 14, 2012
THE CULTURE WARS AND SSPX, O ME, TALK ABOUT CIRCLING THE WAGONS
This is from NBC Sports report! My comments at the end!
Catholic high school in Arizona forfeits baseball championship game rather than play against a team with a girl on it
updated 1:29 pm. EDT May. 10, 2012
Our Lady of Sorrows is a fundamentalist Catholic School in Phoenix, Ariz., which adheres strictly to God’s word. And so, when OLS made it to the state baseball championship game against Mesa Prep, they immediately chose to forfeit. That’s because Mesa Prep has a female player (gasp!) — second baseman Paige Sultzbach.
Ned Flanders: “It’s right there in the Bible, people! Thou shalt not mingle with the girl who got that single.”
Mesa had beaten OLS twice during the regular season in games that Sultzbach sat out in respect of the other team’s religious objections. But when the state championship rolled around, Mesa Prep was no longer willing to turn the other cheek.
Our Lady of Sorrows school officials would not comment, but Sultzbach’s mother, Pamela Sultzbach, said her daughter and the rest of the team received the news after Wednesday afternoon’s practice.
“This is not a contact sport, it shouldn’t be an issue,” Pamela said. “It wasn’t that they were afraid they were going to hurt or injure her, it’s that (they believe) that a girl’s place is not on a field.”
Paige played softball and volleyball in junior high, but because Mesa Prep does not have a girls softball team, she decided to try out for the boys baseball team, with the coach’s encouragement.
But wait a minute, hold on. Take a look at this inspiration Jesus statue from Catholic Supply, Inc. Look at the catcher’s hair — that’s clearly a girl.
Our Lady of Sorrows is run by the U.S. branch of the Society of Saint Pius X, a group of conservative, traditionalist priests who disagree with the reforms of the Vatican II Council in the 1960s and broke with the Catholic Church in the 1980s.
“I respect their views, but it’s a bit out of the 18th century,” said Mesa Prep athletic director Amy Arnold, who is the only woman now coaching a boys high-school football team in Arizona.
Calls to OLS officials by the Arizona Republic were not returned.
MY COMMENTS: This is making a mountain out of a mole hill but it is rather fascinating given all the culture wars now and the marginalization of the Catholic Church in whatever "fundamentalistic" form it takes.
Of course, I don't think there is any prohibition in Scripture or Tradition in either the Full Communion of the Catholic Church and the SSPX group that is not quite in full communion but could be soon, but I'm not clairvoyant.
I was listening to a comment by an irate caller from the Northeast on the Catholic Channel this morning. She bragged about how liberal and forward thinking people are in the northeast and how ridiculous this decision by the SSPX school was. Then she said and I loosely quote, "If they are receiving any government funds, they should be mandated to play a team with a girl on it!" She wasn't being ironic or stoking the fires of the culture war through sarcasm, she was being honest about her opinion, which God bless her, she has a right to have.
I've come to the conclusion that liberal democrats are really a new form of Puritanism and it makes since that they are isolated primarily in the northeast that has such a strong puritanical heritage. The Puritans outlawed Catholicism because Catholicism wasn't pure. Secularists of the liberal bent want to use law against the Catholic Church for their new form of Secular Puritanism, which isn't your father's conservative Puritanism, but your neighbors ultra liberal form of it, but nonetheless want to use law to have their way and outlaw the Catholic Church.
But if there is anything that Progressives hate in the Catholic Church besides Patriarchy and Monarchy it is Fundamentalism.
Those three things, keep an eye out on the use of these terms to denigrate the Catholic Church or those who are striving to be faithful to Holy Mother Church. And that is another thing they hate, the use of feminine terms for Church and masculine terms for God, unless one uses feminine terms for God too, or masculine terms for Church and God--then that would be politically correct.