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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Sept. 18, 2023
In high levels of government, an elderly man dresses like a woman. He looks like a comical character out of Vaudeville or a Monty Python skit, but he’s unashamed. We also have young men who wear women’s swimsuits and easily win female swimming competitions.
During the years of the Soviet empire and rigged Olympics, we laughed at comedian Yakov Smirnoff’s joke: “In Russia, if a male athlete loses, he becomes a female athlete.”
Today, nobody laughs. Why not?
Jesus says we should forgive one another seventy-seven times. But we need not lose our sense of irony and humor. Good humor helps us see the boundaries of healthy behavior and happily endure annoyances. …