I cannot identify with the Cartoon, because my idea of a priest is not worldly. I don’t think a cruise of people running around half clothed is good for anybody’s soul, much less, a priests.
My two cents worth.
My parish priest; wrote/mailed bulletin, cleaned Old Saint What-cha-ma-call-it’s, shoveled snow, taught 12 grades of Catechism Class, visited the sick and dying (he didn’t send someone else to do his job), cooked for himself, had confessions every Saturday, and if a priest came; he’d put him to work hearing Confessions during Mass. My parish priest taught Adult Inquiry Class, had the Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, Roller Skating Parties 2x a Year for all 12 Grades, and he had 40 Hours of Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
My parish priest was not a “playboy priest” and I wouldn’t have liked him, if he was.
My parish priest only took one week vacation, a year.
I even turned down a “prize I won to take a cruise.”
That’s how strongly I feel about it. I know the dangers of not dressing modestly on the beach or any where’s else.
I want to go to heaven. Messing up is not on my agenda.
However, to be fair, maybe Catholic Cruises are modest cruises, but the way people are – listening to a homily – then doing whatever they like – is not my idea of a good Catholic.
Perhaps, these cruises are Catholicism Lite (which is evil) instead of Catholic Light.
Modern day priests tippy toe around morality – not wanting to rile their MEAL TICKETS too much.
Those kinds of priests will not go to heaven. God spews out lukewarm people.
Christ said so: in the Bible, somewhere’s.