Thursday, May 04, 2006

random thoughts for a Thursday night

  1. 600 people came to the Tridentine Mass at St. Lawrence. Praise the Lord!


  2. When I look at what 40 years of welfare have done for the black family I could almost weep. Oh for a latter day Dagger John.

  3. Enough with the Hamlet routine, Rod .

  4. I made a decision years ago to dress with modesty. That doesn't mean plainness. No-one would mistake me for an Old Order Mennonite or an Amish woman. I'm decently covered but I don’t buy anything that doesn't look good or that makes my husband say "ugh". Recently there was a huge conversation-- well it was really a shark feeding frenzy--- about modest women in blogville. Modest women were largely mocked and called tacky. That's a shame. There's a very modest, very plainly dressed woman at my back up church. I call her Hester (no, that's not her name). She's ignored by the more fashionable ladies but I've noticed something. Hester's husband looks at her like she's Grace Kelly. Her children are sweet and beautifully mannered and she radiates serenity. Hester may not own a mini skirt or Versace dress and her haircut looks like it's from the 70s but she's apparently happy and is a fine example to her daughters and the other kids at church and that's no small thing.

  5. Why are Catholics upset about the anti-Catholic incidents at Baylor University? It's a Baptist school, people. My daddy, may he rest in peace, was a Baptist and he was okay with me going to Catholic schools and being a de facto Catholic but when I wanted to get baptized he flipped out. Mama and I had to do it on the sly. It was the same deal with my confirmation. Instead of worrying about Baylor or Oral Roberts U. more of us need to be pissing fire about what's going on at Notre Dame.

  6. After reading this blog I'm always so thankful for my parish.

  7. Digital Hairshirt has become one of my favorite blogs.

  8. I haven't said anything about the DaVinci Code movie or book because frankly, I think if anyone is so stupid as to believe this warmed over blasphemy then they are invincibly ignorant and nothing I could say would change anything. Plus, as Fr. Corapi once said I just don't contend with people anymore. I'm trying to be like St. John who once got up and left his tub because he heard that a well known heretic had just walked into the hot springs bath house. St. John did yell to everyone else to leave but he also didn't fight with the man because he knew the dude was so far gone that he wouldn't listen to another human being. I also don't want to talk about DVC because my natural inclination is closer to St. Nicholas who once walked up to the heretic Arius and decked him. Now That's a Santa Claus I can really love.

5 comments:

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

simply excellent post

Dymphna said...

Thanks!

The Unseen One said...

Quick question about #5: Did your father ever accept and respect your faith and your baptism?

The reason I ask this is your story parallels a good friend of my family's. Husband is a Catholic, wife is a Baptist. They have a teenaged daughter who wanted to get baptized as a Baptist. Her dad hit the roof. Yesterday, her mom took her to our church's baptism service and she was Baptized.

Did you ever make peace with him? How did you guys approach it?

My apologies and understanding if you don't feel comfortable speaking to a total stranger on this.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

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Hans Georg Lundahl said...

I haven't said anything about the DaVinci Code movie or book because frankly, I think if anyone is so stupid as to believe this warmed over blasphemy then they are invincibly ignorant and nothing I could say would change anything.

I read 50 p. of it or so, and laughed all the way through. When Teabing started blasphemies, I stopped both laughing and reading.

Now, I left some comments in that borrowed copy, and if real owner was an invincibly ignorant type, these may not have been appreciated.

I even considered starting a "Silas fan club", but some might just NOT catch the irony.