Thursday, May 24, 2012

random thoughts

  • It blows my mind that that the archdiocese of New York only produced one priest this year. I've read various explanations for this but it's still shocking. God bless Fr. Patric D'Arcy and send the Church more like him. Cardinal Dolan has a LOT of work to do.

  • Speaking of Cardinal Dolan, why do photographers always wait until his mouth is wide open before they take the photo?

  • I have no use for Patheos but posts like this are why I keep reading Katrina Fernandez.


  • If the SSPX decides to accept the Vatican's terms I wonder if the same bloggers who went into estacy over the Anglicans will muster up even a lukewarm welcome?


  • It's awesome that 43 Catholic institutions are suing over the contraception mandate but this is only a start.

  • I recently read a post from a blogger I won't name who bemoaned the frumpiness of Catholic women. I say nuts to that. I have a friend who has 8 kids. She has had at least two babies in her house concurently for her entire marriage. Who in their right mind expects her to go faffing about in Dior? She's produced 8 nice little Catholics, two are altar boys, one is an Eagle Scout and she teaches CCD at her parish. On top of that she's the first one to volunteer when her priest needs something.  She doesn't own any Jimmy Choos but so what? If your life is like my friend's go ahead and wear your Keds and sensible denim jumper if that is what suits you.

    When I was in high school if I wasn't wearing my uniform I lived in Gunne Sax and Jessica McClintock. I looked like a cross between Sara Crewe from A Little Princess and Meryl Streep in The French Leutienent's Woman. Since it was the '80s and everyone else was trying to be Madonna my look was not popular. In fact, I caught flack for it. I didn't care. As long as your attire is not sinfully immodest wear what floats your own boat.  Ignore the mean girls.











6 comments:

cwbullets said...

"faffing" - learned a new word today. :-)

Anita Moore said...

•If the SSPX decides to accept the Vatican's terms I wonder if the same bloggers who went into estacy over the Anglicans will muster up even a lukewarm welcome?

This blogger will muster a far more than lukewarm welcome. I want the SSPX reconciled. The war on the Church is particularly intense in our times and we need unity amongst ourselves.

R J said...

Mrs. Dymphna asks:

"If the SSPX decides to accept the Vatican's terms I wonder if the same bloggers who went into estacy over the Anglicans will muster up even a lukewarm welcome?"

Probably not. One of the worst-kept secrets on Planet Earth is the domination of Anglo-Catholicism by the homosexual lobby. The SSPX, unlike Anglo-Catholicism, just hasn't got a big enough homo quotient to please fashionable "Catholic" spokespersons ...

Joe Potillor said...

I'll be welcoming them with open arms.

Lola said...

I'd like to file a suit.

On SSPX: I hope so, real unity, even with the guitar mass set. I've had a particularly hard time with the nonsense on both sides of the spectrum.

On dressing in the 80s: I loved those frocks when I was a girl!I could never pull off the Madonna look, we all knew she looked trampy. I did wear those lace bows in my hair. And, no I didn't look cool. Although I did have really really big hair. I still kinda do.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"One of the worst-kept secrets on Planet Earth is the domination of Anglo-Catholicism by the homosexual lobby."

Anglo-Catholics of the High Church type or of the Liberal Theologians type?