Originally posted by wisp
You would think that whoever decided this is an issue would have bigger things to do than criticize the Catholic Church.
Who decided to make this public because they didn't get what they want?
Actually I found the article very enlightening from a personal perspective. The reason for this was it reminded me of my 1st communion, and while not a torrid public affair like the one Runlola has posted about Ė in its own right it was a harrowing experience for a small boy at the time to go through.
In my case I was yelled at by a large ominous figure of a Monsignor. This apparently occurred as I had forgotten or had not been told (by the blessed nuns) and had simply become dumbstruck when about to receive the Eucharistic wafer!
On reading the thread and as memory flooded back to mind: bile held back for decades simply rose to my throat! Put simply I (a child) had been made to look like a trembling fool by an ignorant bully. In fact it nearly bought tears to my eyes! Needless to say now I do actually forgive the individual in question as he was a product of his times.
Yet I am utterly gob smacked that the Church could still allow Dickensian insensitivity to be practiced by its representatives in the new millennium.
I for one wholeheartedly applaud whoever had the courage to foist the story (quoted above) into the public domain! Respect we are not talking about the inquisition here, but should this sort petty doings not be stamped out once and forever?
Sorry if my spin on this offends - however I was very, very tempted to use extremely bitter sentiment as I found the visit to the rekindled thoughts quite harrowing (call me soft if you like) [}:)][
Thank you for reminding me,
In peace [