... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.
A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text... (with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Are they really what they claim to be?
And does it matter?
CathBlog - Magi relics in Cologne Cathedral
Along with many things in the Church, as long as they're not abused and don't become a focus of people's faith, belief in certain things, such as relics, act to deepen believer's faith in God and in God working in this world, something that isn't bad in itself. It falls into error when the objects (apparitions, prophecies, relics, etc.) become the focus of people's faith, and not simply signposts pointing to God...