My first car was a 1974 Chevy Vega. I loved that Vega.

This Vega, not so much.

Father Richard Vega, a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and president of the National Federation of Priests Councils, has told The New York Times that when he heard that the US bishops were offering a conference on exorcism, “My immediate reaction was to say, why?”

The Times reported:

The conference on exorcism comes at a time, he said, when the church is bringing back traditional practices. The Vatican has authorized the revival of the Latin Mass, and now a revised English translation of the liturgy, said to be closer to a direct translation from the Latin, is to be put in use in American parishes next year.

“People are talking about, are we taking two steps back?” Father Vega said. “My first reaction when I heard about the exorcism conference was, this is another of those trappings we’ve pulled out of the past.”

But he said that there could eventually be a rising demand for exorcism because of the influx of Hispanic and African Catholics to the United States. People from those cultures, he said, are more attuned to the experience of the supernatural.

It must be nice to be SOOO modern! It must be nice to be SOOOO smart! After all, Jesus didn’t tell his disciples to cast out demons, He told them to look down on people! Oh, wait….

Let’s recap….

Good Vega!
Bad Vega!

And I thought having an aluminum block engine was dumb! Much better than an aluminum block head.