EWTN is the past

Well, maybe I stand alone in avoiding EWTN, but it IS the “past.”  I still remember the pre-Vatican II church, and it was all structure:  buildings, hierarchy, rules, rules and rules. “Just follow all the rules,” similar to what the Jewish rulers said in Jesus’ time, with 600-plus rules to follow. Jesus did have something to say about that! (What to do when the ox fell into a pit on the Sabbath, etc.)

 I remember when people in the old, pre-Vatican II church were walking by (the church building) and wanted to “pay a visit” — but a woman would probably not have her Sunday hat on, so she’d check her purse for a handkerchief, and hope it was still unused to put on her head! 

Nah! There’s not much on EWTN that I care to hear about or to watch. I’m more interested in local service projects that actually do something to meaningfully help people as part of my religious acts. 

Marlene Mandeville

Clarinda

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