Saturday, November 17, 2012

random thoughts

*On Sunday Rocky and I visited the Cathedral of Mary our Queen in Baltimore. The last time we visited we were horrified. This time was better. Archbishops O’Brien and now Lori must have tightened things up. The Blessed Sacrament chapel was not dusty and the lights were on. We saw the new archbishop and Rocky spoke to him briefly while I wandered off to look at the chapels. I’m not sure what style the artwork and stained glass are; art deco revival perhaps but it was handsome. I prefer the basilica downtown or St. Alphonsus but I’m glad we went. Later we visited the Divine Mercy shrine. Poor old Father was desperately trying to get out of the church and back to the rectory. I got out of his way,asked him no dumb tourist questions and let him shuffle on. Later we ate at Roccos in Little Italy. I only have one word ---well two for Roccos: don’t go. Nuff said there.


 
*Father Rutler has the amazing story of a little known, saintly man here.
*This young woman’s post on her love of her chapel veil got 63 comments. That’s pretty interesting to me. I started collecting veils years ago and then one day I decided that if I meant what I was saying about honoring God, and giving Him homage that I would never give to any living person it was time to use my veils. Some women at church glared at me. I shrugged my shoulders because I don’t go to church looking for socializing anyway. Today, nobody glares and several women--young and old-- wear mantillas or snoods themselves. It has nothing to do with me of course, I think there is a hunger for rediscovering Catholic tradition.




*In your charity, please pray for these Syrian nuns.   


 
*I was not surprised by the whole business with the man who is the voice of Elmo from Sesame Street being accused of debauching a minor. Nor am I surprised that the accuser has recanted. The media has been very restrained concerning this story---that I find peculiar.




* The National Gallery in London, England has a foul insult to Our Lady on display.

Atonement for Neglecting to Honor Mary

Lord, forgive all reviling of Mary's name!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all contempt of her Immaculate Conception!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all coldness in the honoring of Mary!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all contempt of Mary's pictures! We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all neglect of the Holy Rosary!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all indifference to Mary's Motherly love!


 










5 comments:

Anita Moore said...

*I was not surprised by the whole business with the man who is the voice of Elmo from Sesame Street being accused of debauching a minor. Nor am I surprised that the accuser has recanted. The media has been very restrained concerning this story---that I find peculiar.

Actually, I can't say I'm surprised at the media being restrained about the story of a molester. In places I have lived, I have seen local media (also bastions of leftism) going softball on Catholic clergy sex abuse allegations, because the clergy in question were liberals. If they were traditionalists, or conservatives, they would have been crushed. Liberals are liberals first, and whatever else they may be comes in a distant second.

Tancred said...

Yep, they treat Leftist clergy with kid gloves.

You don't honestly think that if Kung were found guilty of something, that the media would treat him as they would other clergy?

The fact remains that the voice of Elmo thinks a 16 year old is a consenting adult.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Actually, a 16-year-old is a consenting adult in some places, Washington State for one, I believe. Under Obamacare teens who are "legal adults" can get abortions, sterilizations, etc. without parental knowledge or consent. Watch for the next legal assault to be on age of consent laws. After all the psycho's (psychologists) are making noise about abuse of minors only being abuse if the children don't like it. When people throw out God their minds and hearts go too.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

If it were a case of matrimony, as per Christians, a 16 year old boy would be a consenting adult.

If he is being corrupted by an older man, it would be a "consenting because insecure adult" and it is wrong to take advantage of that insecurity.

If sodomy as such were still illegal, as it should be (and was in √Čire and on Cyprus up to 1998 or sth), this would not be an issue.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

The boy being younger and gaining victim status would be an aggravating circumstance.