January 6-January 12, 2008
National Migration Week
Heh, I wonder who did the cover art. I get Jesus. I get the fish and loaves. I get the sheep. Not so sure about the cats and dogs, but I can chalk that up to artistic filler. I get what is the primary idea – a variety of people of different races and cultures – and I get the luggage. What I don’t get is why there is a clown included. Are there people migrating from the Scary People’s Republic of Punchinello? If so, are we really morally obligated to let them in or can we just defer them to the Soviet Socialist Republic for Pantomimestan?
Or could it just be a subliminal message designed to legitimize the idea of Clown Masses?
I agree. The artwork does no justice to the importance of the week.
The artwork is trapped in the sixties of the last century, just like most of the policy positions pushed by the USCCB.
just like most of the policy positions pushed by the USCCB.
This just shows how Eurocentric we are in our thinking… the artwork has a clear Latin American influence, which — um — seems to fit with the theme of the week.
And, oh, I suggest ignoring Donald’s nonsense. Again.
he artwork has a clear Latin American influence,
Exactly. It reminds me of the art coming from our Indian tribes back home.
I still don’t understand the clown :)
God loves clowns too. Just ask the ones who post comments here. ;)
I resent that, Michael ;)
The Catholic Anarchist, as charming as never.
To answer your question Katerina, the USCCB, with the honorable exception of abortion and related issues such as stem cell research, largely embraces the agenda of boomer democrats. My favorite, and I do not mean that ironically, I truly respect his skill as a newsman, National Catholic Reporter reporter, John Allen summed up well the “bi-polar disorder” of the political involvement of the Conference in the pro-life area and in other areas in a recent column which I link below. Outside of abortion and related issues the USCBB, to paraphrase Maude Royden, the USCCB has largely been the Democrat Party at prayer.
Outside of abortion and related issues the USCBB…
“Related issues” = issues Donald agrees with, i.e. the “platform.” Maybe you need to be challenged by the rest of what your Church teaches, Donald?
To answer your question Katerina, the USCCB, with the honorable exception of abortion and related issues such as stem cell research, largely embraces the agenda of boomer democrats.
This, then, would be true of the Vatican, as well, though I doubt Donald has the gumption to say as much. As someone who has been reading and comparing Vatican statements and USCCB statements on social and economic issues for the past few years, I can honestly say that I often find little difference in their contents with the exception of writing style.
Having thought more about it and reflecting on what Michael and Katerina point out, I think it was arrogant and insular of me to be critical of the artwork. I apologise.
Dim Bulb seems to think that the clown in the picture has to do with travelling circuses, whose people are perpetually nomadic and migrant. I think that’s right.
You’re a jerk. I won’t forgive you… hehe :)
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