Saturday, July 29, 2017

Random thoughts on a birthday Saturday

St. Martha, Rocky's patron saint, pray for us. 

  • Today is Rocky's 54th birthday.  We will go to dinner after Mass with some friends.

  • There is fierce discussion in Catholic blogland about Benedict and Francis. I feel somewhat ambivalent. Is Francis really the pope? I don't know.  It doesn't matter what I think. The only ones who could actually speak to this with authority are the cardinals and they for whatever reason are silent. Francis may or not be a true pope but he is sitting on the throne of Peter. He is acknowledged to be pope and he has the power.

  • Whoever approved this giant mechanical spider being perched on Ottawa Cathedral of Notre Dame does not honor Our Lady.

  • Research from the The Spanish Center of Sindonology shows that the Sudarium of Oviedo and the Shroud must have covered the same body.   You can read about the Sudarium, in Janice Bennett's book, Sacred Blood Sacred Image.

1 comment:

Anita Moore said...

Happy birthday to Rocky!

We live in strange times, and it's anomalous to have a non-imprisoned former Pope still living during the reign of his successor; but, I think the self-assurance of those who insist categorically that Francis is an antipope is misplaced.