Father Z and I have similar feelings about what is going on in the Church today:
Some wag out there used his photoshopping skills to Hello-Kitty-ize some heroes of the silver screen.
No… I just don’t have the heart to post Batman. Or Superman, for that matter. I just … can’t.
These days, this is what I feel is being done to our Church right now.
Yes, I wrote “feel”. I’ll start thinking again after a couple shots of espresso and some fresh air.
Go here to read the comments. The Church is both a human and divine institution. The divine institution, the shining bride of Christ, is perfect, bathed in the grace of God. As noted by CS Lewis in The Screwtape Letters, demons see that Church and tremble:
Do not misunderstand me. I do not mean the Church as we see her spread out through all time and space and rooted in eternity, terrible as an army with banners. That I confess, is a spectacle which makes our boldest tempters uneasy. But fortunately it is quite invisible to these humans.
The human institution, alas, functions about as well as most human institutions do, and it is a sign of her divine origin that the Church has survived for twenty centuries of rampant mismanagement and folly. So our Faith and History tell those of us who love the Church to be of good cheer and to increase our work to rectify what is currently wrong with the human institution so that she may reveal to all some particle of the glory of the divine institution.