Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
“I am so .... out. I had gotten all excited about Catholicism again. I just loved all the people and ceremony of the last few weeks, all the hundreds of thousands in the square. I was out to lunch when I heard, 'It's the German.' You could just feel everyone groan.” Dominick Dunne
I want a bunker (a unabomber cabin would also work). Two or three weeks of food, a good supply of books, dvds, and cds, and absolutely no connection to the media whatsoever. Why do I want it? So I can ride out celebrity events (especially deaths) in blissful isolation from the Main Stream Meda fawnings, canonizations, and exploitations. After Princess D and Michael Jackson, I don't think I can handle anymore. And another one is incoming with the death of Ted Kennedy. (I am doing my best not to make any amateur scuba jokes). The fawning has already begun. "The last tie to Camelot is gone!" "Let's pass Obamacare for the Tedder!" And I am waiting for someone to re-write "Abraham, Martin, and John" so as to include Ted in the lyrics. The man was an embarassment to the Faith and our country. (The Commonwealth of Massachusetts should have to do penance for repeatedly sending him to the Senate.) I am glad that he died with a priest in attendance and I will certainly include him in my prayers, but there is nothing about this man that was praiseworthy. I cringe at the though of what his public Catholic funeral will be like. The VP Joe Biden said, "He's left a great void in our public life and a hole in the hearts of millions of Americans." Never fear Joe, some clown will no doubt step forward to take his place in mis-government.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
By Matthew Vadum on 8.24.09 @ 6:08AM
The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.
This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Brothers and sisters:
Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.
For the husband is head of his wife
just as Christ is head of the church,
he himself the savior of the body.
As the church is subordinate to Christ,
so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives,
even as Christ loved the church
and handed himself over for her to sanctify her,
cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,
that he might present to himself the church in splendor,
without spot or wrinkle or any such thing,
that she might be holy and without blemish.
So also husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no one hates his own flesh
but rather nourishes and cherishes it,
even as Christ does the church,
because we are members of his body.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
This is a great mystery,
but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.
(Please take the poll on the side bar as to whether or not your parish is wimpy.)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
(N. B. I only made it through 15 minutes of Teenage Exorcist. It was simply awful, but not in a good way. Stupid story with gratuitous T&A.)
P. S. Which of my childhood terrors still hold up? The Exorcist, The Omen, The Nightstalker, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, Hell House, and Trilogy of Terror (gotta love that Zuni fetish doll).
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
“If you deliver the Ammonites into my power,” he said, “whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites shall belong to the LORD. I shall offer him up as a burnt offering.” ... When Jephthah returned to his house in Mizpah, it was his daughter who came forth, playing the tambourines and dancing.... At the end of the two months she returned to her father, who did to her as he had vowed.-- Judges 11
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sometimes, I think that might be the thinking behind that bizarre little rule that came out a few years ago. Just kidding, maybe.
On a side note, it is interesting to see how the 'libs' are spinning the Year of the Priest. No talking about the Sacrament of Holy Orders or vocations to the holy priesthood. Instead, it is education on the common priesthood of all believers. (I can't help but think that they are embarrassed by Holy Orders. It is as if it were the weird uncle that is kept looked in the attic.) Kinda like the way the Chrism Mass is celebrated in some dioceses where the focus is switch from the Priesthood to the common priesthood of the baptized.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
(I wonder how the groom got his men to wear Sienfeldian pirate shirts.)
Friday, August 07, 2009
Here is more about the clown and his buddies. Protesting is one thing. (I disagree with their stance, but hey if you want to be a hippie jackass, go ahead.) But, serial commission of crimes (and misrepresenting the teaching of my Church) is something else. Charge 'em. Prosecute 'em. Imprison 'em.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
(Yes I am cranky. Gale force winds again prevented sailing on my day off.)
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
(Def=Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous.)
From the February 2007 issue of Spiritan published the Spiritans (formerly and more commonly known as the Holy Ghost Fathers.) Interestingly enough, their former superior was Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. I wonder who is converting whom. This points to a great crisis in missionary theology.
Did I miss something? When did Orange become a liturgical color? When did the altar become optional?
(Zuccetto spin to JS.)