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Monday, July 12, 2010

Progressive Parables: The Good Catholyc

What if Pax Christi or the CRONES wrote "The Good Samaritan" parable?
And in order to justify himself, the John Paul II priest asked "And who is my neighbor?"

And Jesus answered him with a parable:

"A Free-Trade Coffee merchant was traveling between San Francisco and Sacramento when she was attacked by a mob of Maxwell House Coffee distributors. She was beaten, robbed and left for dead. A Bishop decked out in a cappa magna came upon the unconscious woman, crossed to the other side of the road, and continued on his way. Then a priest, with cassock and biretta, came upon the woman; he too crossed to the opposite side and went about his business. Finally, a sister from an LCWR community, while on her way to an "Amnesty For Aliens" rally, came upon the beaten woman. She rushed to her side, called the National Catholic Reporter to do a full investigation of the matter, proceeded to organize a boycott of "Big Coffee", performed a Native American Cleansing Ritual, burned incense and placed reiki healing stones upon her. Then she called for a womynpreest to come say Mass for her, invoking the Spirit of Sophia to bless the woman and curse the misogynistic all-male hierarchy. Finally, she helped the woman into her Prius, brought her to the rally as a symbol of the abuse the Capitalist Corporate Culture inflicts upon women and minorities, and was then enrolled for full governmental assistance. Tell me, which one acted as this Free Trade merchant's neighbor?"

The priest responded, "The one who cared for her."

"Go, and do likewise."