Saturday, May 26, 2018

Random thoughts on a Saturday night


  • Prince Harry of England went through a parody of a wedding to a woman who is already married and some Catholic bloggers went completely gooey.  That was disappointing.
  • One of my earliest memories from childhood is of being taken by my godmother to St. Mary Mother of God church in DC and being awed by a pieta similar to this one. Rest in peace dear Miss Catherine and thank you for putting my feet on the path to the one true holy and Catholic apostolic Faith.







  • Rocky and I came home from church this evening and he noticed that birds all seemed disturbed. I didn't see any hawks but something had them agitated. A few minutes later when we inside the sky became very dark and there was heavy rain. The birds sensed what was coming. God's creation is simply amazing.


  • It's hiring season at my job and at many law firms around the country. I've seen bright and shiny young men and women come in and I've heard  parts of the evaluations afterwards. Here's one tip that is often overlooked: Don't be satisfied in just glancing at the firm website. Read everything you can about the firm you're applying to. Do a a litigation history check on Westlaw and see what the majority of the firm's cases are. Pay close attention to the partner bios because they'll tell you what they are most proud of in their career and often times what activities outside the firm that he or she is devoted to. If it's a huge firm you should at least read a selection of bios from each practice group. Be ready to explain what it is about this particular firm that you love and why you want to be a part of it.  These are simple things but ignoring them has caused more than one candidate to be cut from the second round of interviews.


  • Working in Washington DC means that you never know what Catholic personality you might run into.  It's a small city and the Catholic areas are concentrated. I've met Cardinal McCarrick on the street, sat in the same pew with Raymond Arroyo, noticed George Wiegel heading to Mass and observed Charles Coulombe after Mass.







  • I read a comment on Twitter that Ireland was following America in legalized abortion. No. In 1973, the Supreme Court imposed abortion on the United States.  The Irish people went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to kill their own children and there are crowds of people celebrating in the streets. 






4 comments:

M. Prodigal said...

I also thought that it was not good that Harry was marrying an older, divorced woman (now that the C of E allows divorce, etc). But there are some things that make me wonder if this marriage might be valid and here is why: Apparently Meghan was never baptized and only received this sacrament this past March. So her first marriage was in no way sacramental and they did not (want?) have children so there are two things that make that first union invalid. Considering that she was only recently baptized, then all her previous sins were washed away in those cleansing waters. So, this union may well be both sacramental and valid...

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

On target as always, Dymphna -- especially on Ireland. What a sad day!

newguy40 said...

Nature is an amazing blessing if we only stop to notice. Over the holiday week end I was up earlier than usual to get a couple trail runs in before the heat (left coast). My timing coincided with the early morning routines of several groups of quail and the interested parties of hawks and coyotes. Normally, in the heat I'll see only turkey vultures. anyway. It's a great blessing and I always make acts of faith, hope and charity when I am done.

I thought the obsessive interest in the "royals" was just another item to distract folks. Considering how Britain has fallen in the past several decades, I wonder why?

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"to a woman who is already married"

A, wait ... Harry committed adultery, not an act of marriage? Hadn't heard of her previous marriage and therefore real one, glad I didn't congratulate ...