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In defence of Mother Church.

I have been thinking about writing a series of posts about Sacred Tradition. One of the reasons for this is because I have been asked numerous times about why Catholics do what we do. The Mass has been criticized as being ‘stuffy and boring’; I’ve been asked aggressively about why I call someone other than my father ‘Father’; ‘Why do you need to go to confession to have your sins forgiven?’ etc, etc.

Some time ago my hackles rose at what I heard in the lyrics of the rap song called ‘I hate religion but love Jesus’. It went viral , so anyone who surfs the web or visits YouTube  is  sure to have come across it at some point. It took at least three replays for me to fully comprehend the real message behind this song. Perhaps you’ll get it sooner than I did?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY

Unexpectedly today I came upon this Catholic rap which has been made in response to it, so the basis for my posts on Sacred Tradition has been strengthened. Enjoy!

 I have copied this from the uCatholic.com site:

A response to the video “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus”. The purpose of this video is to do a response from a Catholic perspective, in a spirit of love, but also with a spirit of passion to defend our Mother the Church. The things that are said are not meant to offend, but we do have to be direct about what we believe and what we stand for.

Video Created By:

Director & Editor: Rob Kaczmark
Lyricist: Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns aka Fr. Pontifex
Producers: dUSt, Danny Hidalgo, Kyle Escamilla, Rob Kaczmark
Re-Recording Mixer: Manuel Lopez III

Special thank to Queen of all Saints Basilica and Monsignor John Pollard for allowing us to film in the church.

Lyrics:
What if I told you that Jesus loves religion
And that by his coming as man he brought his religion to fruition
See this had to be addressed, the use of illogical terms and definitions
You clearly have a heart for Jesus but its fueling atheistic opinions
See what makes his religion great is not errors of wars and inquisitions
It’s that broken men and women to participate in his mission
Clearly Jesus says I have not come to abolish
I came to fulfill the law and I came to fulfill the prophets (Matthew 5:17)
And lines about building big churches and tending to the poor
Sounds a bit like Judas when the perfume was being poured (John 12:5)
See His religion is the largest worldwide source of relief
For the poor, the hungry, the sick and repentant thief
Oceans of compassion, opening wide the doors
For single mothers, widows and orphans, married and divorced (James 1:27)
We all detest hypocrisy, and empty show is just the worst
But blaming religion for contradiction
Is like staring at death, and blaming the hearse.
See the teacher will teach when the students are ready to listen
But those that choose to sit in the pews and refuse the good news
Is not the fault of religion.
And If I have the Jersey and I’m playing for the Bulls
There’s going to be some boundaries, regulations and some rules.
You can’t have Christ without his Church; you can’t have the King without his Kingdom
Sins of the Body and internal treason will never ever make me leave him
And that Jesus said it is done, is absolutely true
But he also gave us a mission with many things to DO.
Jesus says if you love me, you will Do what I command. (JN 15:14)
Go and Baptize in the name of the Father, Son & Spirit in Every Land. (MT 28:19)
And on the night he was betrayed he took his men in the Upper Room
Take at eat this is my body take and drink my blood for you.
A New covenant you see, an act connected to the tree,
Do this time and time again in Memory of Me. (Mt 26:26-28)
And at last with crown of thorns beaten beyond comprehension
His eyes were looking for yours and mine; it was divine, no human invention.
So as for religion I love it, I have one because Jesus rose from the dead and won.
I believe When Jesus said IT IS FINISHED, His religion had just begun.

Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns

I read the lyrics before I watched the video. I hope you do the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_tC4fv6FE

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2 Comments

  1. I wish you all the luck and cannot wait to read. I was just reading a post regarding us bowing to statues. I could not believe the responses. I thought to myself, kids go hungry, we are fighting for religious freedom, people are homeless, nothing. Let a Catholic bow in front of a statue and the whole world goes nuts:>) Am looking forward to your future post. God Bless, SR

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  2. soniciesta

     /  February 17, 2012

    keep them coming I am enjoying haveing the cobwebs cleared.

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