Wikipedia would tell you this about the topic of this post:
“A continental divide is a drainage divide on a continent such that the drainage basin on one side of the divide feeds into one ocean or sea, and the basin on the other side either feeds into a different ocean or sea, or else is endorheic, not connected to the open sea.”
From the very beginning of the Sheep of Kephas blog, we have done our best to make it clear that our Pastor is a good man and we pray for him daily – and it is a sincere prayer of good will. More importantly he is an ordained priest with the ability to do things that are beyond my capability or vocation. It pains me that people in the parish don’t make more use of his priestly faculties – there is never a line for Confession at St. Peter’s. We pray fervently that some day there will be.
Yet, I can’t help but thinking about the divide between us. Perhaps it is more philosophical than spiritual, but it is a great divide nevertheless. Although the same God looks over us and He showers His graces on us, they seem to be flowing in different direction – towards different oceans and seas.
In the post For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2015-11-22, we mentioned the CCHD collections that were held this evening and to be held tomorrow. Our comment was simple:
Perhaps you received a postcard concerning the CCHD collection this week. We did not send those postcards, but we commend and support the effort. If you have the time, please read the following: CCHD Gives $65,000 to Group Led By Donor to Pro-Abortion and Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Causes
At the 5:00 PM Mass this evening, as the second collection was being taken, Father said the following:
“Oh, by the way, did you know the postcards you get are not approved. //pause// Did you all get postcards this week? //Affirmative answer from some person// Ignore them. I talked to the person who’s sending them and he can’t make sense. So. This is a very good collection, it does a lot. So, ignore them [if you get] any postcards in the future.”
And therein lies the Continental Divide between us. Please go to the search box on this site and search for CCHD. Please look at the sources my wife and I have cited. We have taken great pains to know our sources. I can speak first hand concerning the quality of research and training that has gone into this open source research effort.
At this point, I can only say. Look at our sources, reflect on what Father said. Then, go out and do your own research.