Posted by Perspective on April 23, 2007 at 08:32:44:
In Reply to: re: re: dedication of the church of the holy rosary in 1901 posted by Angry Castlebar Man on April 22, 2007 at 19:11:02:
That's like saying we shouldn't have dinner dances or any kind of celebrations today because we are only "a short time" after the massive emigration and poverty stricken periods of the 1950s or the 1980s - when we had 20 percent unemployment. And what about remembering the millions that died in the 1940s in WW2 who are today separated from us by more or less precisely the same time gap as that between the dedication banquet and the Great Famine at the time?
So for us today to drive around in expensive cars eating steak and drinking expensive wine and living in ridiculously large houses taking foreign holidays and spending millions in night clubs each weekend is surely just as insulting as having an extravagant banquet to dedicate a church? The church was to be built as the house of God and indeed it was half built and is still heavily used 100 years later. The church was full yesterday at Mass even though Mayo were playing in Croke Park!
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