Friday, March 31, 2006

random thoughts for a Friday morning.

  1. Beware of anyone who thinks they're more Catholic than the pope. That prideful way is the road to kookdom. I was reading one blog which I shall not name and the blogger was freaking out over something that some obscure web site was claiming that the pope is going to do. If you're going to go frothing at the mouth at least find out if the information is true. This person came off as so angry and so out of control my impulse was to leave his/her blog and never come back. This person claims to be a traditionalist but his/her ranting does the cause no service.

  2. You may have heard that Mass attendance is up in Boston. Blogger Carol McKinnley says it's all hooey.

  3. I rarely read The Remnant anymore but this article is correct when it calls St. Lawrence Church ugly. However, it is not the ugliest church in the Arlington diocese. There are at least three other churches in the diocese that make it look like Notre Dame Cathedral.

  4. Seeing all those Mexican flags at the protests in California reminded me of the old story about the camel and the tent.

  5. I wish I could buy the Archbishop Sheen waltz. It's that theme music that plays when Life is Worth Living comes on EWTN.

  6. Speaking of EWTN, doesn't Raymond Arroyo look just like Pinnochio once he became a real boy?

  7. Does anybody know when St. Thomas Moore Cathedral in Arlington is open? Every time I've tried to go pray there after work it's always been locked down.

  8. Do you ever get the feeling that some church critics are actually enjoying the scandals that have taken place?


David L Alexander said...

St Lawrence is only ugly on the outside. Father McAfee did a great job on the inside.

St Thomas More Cathedral is open when there's Mass. Beyond that, it's a crap shoot. A regular parish church is more likely to be open during the day. St Agnes has perpetual exposition in their chapel. That's right, I said "exposition." You could do worse.

Dymphna said...

Yes, St. Agnes is wonderful and what's amazing when I visited there must have been five or six people sitting with our Lord in the wee small hours of the night. And they weren't all retirees either.

I'm glad to hear good things about St. Lawrence.

Meggan said...

I, too think Raymond Arroyo looks like Pinocchio when he became a real boy. In fact, I ran across your blog entry when I googled "Raymond Arroyo and "Real Boy."