I feel that I cannot let you pass by without comment.
You don’t represent me and I am reluctant to join in with the unseemly mocking of you and others with similar strange alien superstitions. Mrs Monk has tried to become a catholic and is a regular visitor to Leigh Catholic church, where she likes to light candles when stressed. I have also joined her in this when necessary, because I love her and not because I am superstitious. I don't understand why she becomes emotional in your church, but I suspect that she is praying for money.
I should also point out that Mrs Monk would be equally inclined to visit a synagogue with the same motivation, because she has an aunt Miriam in Florida, that she has never met, but for that reason she is nevertheless inclined to believe that she is, at least part Jewish. She also buys lottery tickets on the basis of an irrational faith in certain numbers.
As you know faith provides everlasting meaning to the otherwise sinful lives of mere mortals, blighted by the shallow temptations of everyday living.
It is of course your job, since you are “Holy” to decide what is sinful and what is not, and that is of course where you have gone horribly wrong.
The Catholic Church has demonstrated that Catholic Clergy can be cruel, and the cruelty extends to beyond the pedophile priests, to the catholic apologists in high places and perhaps in the highest place, where the neglect of the wishes of the victims prolonged their agony.
With these pages I intend to examine a number of deadly sins, and I shall begin with the topical sin of Greed. Which will appear here next week.
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