Friday, April 10, 2020

Master, to whom shall we go?

As a Catholic, I recognize the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
This is meant to explain my angst and not to start an argument with any non Catholics.

With the Chinese Coronavirus shutting down our country, I have had to resort to watching Mass the last few Sundays on TV. We are told we make an act of "Spiritual Communion" and receive this "virtual" sacrament. Like Beatrice said in the Esurance TV Commercial, "That's not how any of this works".

"Jesus replied to them: In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you."

Not figuratively. Not symbolically. Those who heard this were shocked and most certainly understood this to be the case. Some left because, like Tom Cruise's character states in A Few Good Men, they couldn't handle the Truth.

So I've been looking for a Catholic Church that will be holding an actual Easter Mass.

IRONICALLY, it appears I may have to travel into the belly of the beast where this virus originated, and where all Christians are persecuted, in order to find what I'm looking for. Seriously, These faithful Chinese people defy the atheistic communist rulers and risk life and limb in order to go to Mass, yet we are intimidated by "that woman" governor in Michigan?

If I can't get a flight, I may need to find that slow boat.

Underground Catholic Church in China
Despite the intense crackdown by the totalitarian goverment, Christianity is growing tremendously. It is estimated that there are 12 million Catholics in China, and soon there will be more practicing Christians in China than there are in the United States. It is predicted that Christianity is growing so rapidly in the country that China is on course to become the 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years.

If this were not so, would I have told you...


  1. And our pastors bow to the state.
    Mine included.

  2. Well, that's darn interesting. Good luck my friend.

  3. I no longer know what the end game is here... sheeesh.