Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This is getting silly...


Ave Maria Not Just for Catholics

Okay, I admit that I had some genuine interest in this development when it was in the planning stage. With things being as they are here, it looked attractive. Then I started to read about some of the weird decisions and plans with the community. Then I read about Monaghan. Then I saw the ugly church. Then Northern Kentucky started looking a lot better than it had. Now they are trying to reach out to non-Catholics to live in a town called Ave Maria? Good grief. It is sad, it could have been very cool. I believe that Monaghan was sincere in his efforts and is to be lauded for doing a great thing. But this being marketable to anyone but Catholics? I just don't see it. I'm still on the mailing list and keep tabs on the development. It is interesting to say the least. (While I realize there are other towns in the US with "Catholic" names, this one has a much more intentional slant)

3 comments:

Lily said...

Good grief! I had heard of this as well...disappointing that it is not going to be exclusively Catholic.

Coffee Catholic said...

"Eyewitnesses state that the large Space Church landed in the park around 11am this morning. Several beings from the planet Ookawaka emerged from the cosmic structure and declared that they had come in peace..."

a thorn in the pew said...

Hehehe....it's just odd. It can't be a charismatic church. Too much hoopin' and hollerin' would shatter all that glass...