Friday, August 16, 2013
Assumption of the Holy Virgin and random thoughts
“It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. It was fitting that she, who had carried the Creator as a child at her breast, should dwell in the divine tabernacles…it was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and the Handmaid of God.” – St. John Damascene
The Assumption Mass at St. Rita's in Alexandria was incredible. The church was packed and most of the people were in their 20s and 30s. Father Hawk looked tired but zipped around with his usual speed and precision. I never paid attention before but he actually has a quite nice singing voice.
* "Why wasn't he natural in his lifetime? If he had been, he'd have had somebody to look after him when he was struck with Death, instead of lying gasping out his last there, alone by himself."
"It's the truest word that ever was spoke," said Mrs. Dilber. "It's a judgment on him."'
----A Christmas Carol
At the rate this country is materially disintegrating (the moral rot set in decades ago) I think a lot of people are going to have a Scrooge Christmas Future experience on their deathbeds. Those who were careless in their youth will be made to care in their helpless old age.
*May their orders die out and they be forgotten.
*Meddling in other people's affairs rarely leads to good. Egypt is an example of this.
*Archbishop Chaput says that most illegals are nice people who will never do anything criminal other than the technical crime of entering the country without anyone’s knowledge. The Archbishop is a decent man and he may be right but people are getting tired and you can't shut them up by telling them that they are bad Catholics. When you think about victims like Louise Sollowin Vanessa Pham and Brittany Binger it's perfectly valid to ask where they stand in the immigrant apologist's thinking.