Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Make me want to cry (When will the 60s finally die?)

You don't know...

You don't know how to ease my pain...

You cheat, you lie....

You make me want to cryyyyyyyyyyyyy (and kick somebody's butt)

I saw the above pic and then read about this abomination on the Catholic Church Conservation blog and I felt that I really could cry. Then I got mad. I'd like to ask the priest who celebrated this Mass two questions: Does he believe in the Real Presence and does he love Jesus, even just a little bit? After looking at these pictures I don't think he does.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The devil is the ape of God

The devil longed to be equal to God but all he can do is imitate, like a monkey. At Lourdes, Fatima and Beauraing there were false appartions designed to confuse and distract the Faithful. I happen to thing Medjugorje is a false apparition but I've said that before and this isn't a Medj. post.

A few days ago clergy members, (no Catholics, thank the sweet Lord, Jesus) gathered to bless an abortion clinic. One poor deluded preacher actually called the abortion clinic "sacred ground". Sacred ground? Sacred to whom? Certainly not God. Heaven weeps at the sight of the slaughter of the innocents. This spectacle was nothing more than the devil attempting to imitate the holy and using his servants (witting or unwitting) to do it.

Too little, too late.

The LA diocese is selling its headquarters. Too little and way too damned late.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Jesuits did as expected

Apparently the new head of the Jesuits is cut from the same cloth as Fr. Arupe was. All I can do is shrug my shoulders. There is a tiny glimmer of hope for the order. Once the Baby Boomer generation starts the Great Die Off, younger men can take over but, and this is a big but; will there be younger men? Should there be younger men? Maybe the order should die out. When salt no longer does it's job you through it out. Just a thought.

And now word about Football........

As expected the Patriots (yuck, ick, poo!) are going to the Superbowl and the Giants will be the sacrificial lambs. I was torn all through the Giant/Packers game because I love Brett Farve but I really wanted Eli Manning to do well too. Eli's taken a lot of crap from the media so he deserves to be where he is now. Boy, I wish they could beat the Pats.....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Martin Luther King Day Mass

My childhood parish St. Augustine is having its annual MLK Day Mass tommorow. Although I'm thankful for all MLK did--- people forget how horrible daily life was for black people when my parents were young; but I'm not happy about this at all. MLK was not Catholic and not a saint. He was about as faithful to his wife as JFK was to his, which is to say, not at all. A Mass in his honor seems um.... silly.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Because He loves me!

I saw this picture on the super awesome and frequently funny Abbey Roads2 blog and was struck. So many crucifixes are too pretty. They try to show Our Lord's serene acceptance and His majesty but they make Him look physically too healthy and the cross appears to be a mere annoyance. Not this one. This artist, whoever he was, shows what a scourging looked like and reminds us that Our Lord loved us so much that He willingly embraced and indeed even desired to suffer the worst death known to mankind at that time. Thisugly sight is beautiful because it is a picture of perfect love, love that most of us can't even grasp in our finite minds.

Dear Jesus, let me not forget what I cost You.....

Monday, January 14, 2008

Never, no more

Sigh. As I've said before, I love fashion. I see no reason why a modest, serious Catholic woman has to go around with a unibrow, yellowed fuzzy knee socks, dirty clogs, and a shapeless plaid jumper with baby stains on it in public. Folks, Catholic women can look good. St. Elizabeth, Blessed Zellie and St. Gianna were attractive females who made their husbands proud to be with them.

But anyway.......up until today, one of my favorite little treats was to cuddle up on the couch with a copy of Vogue magazine. But that's over. Vogue has forgotten that it's just a fashion magazine and has done a lavish, adoring article promoting partial birth abortion, one of the foulest, most vicious crimes to ooze out of a doctor's mind since the WWII Nazi "experiments". I'll never buy Vogue again.

The Pope is coming!

The DC Diocese has finally gotten somewhat on the ball and has a website on the Holy Father's visit to DC. They still have no information on how to get tickets to the Mass but I'll be there if I have to stand in the parking lot or climb a fence.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Joy Behar

Joy is a silly woman but you know who's worse? The women who sit around watching her show on a daily basis. The View is even more disgusting than Oprah and that's saying something because I'd rather drink castor oil laced with garlic than spend one second watching Oprah fling her swill.

Seriously, there are better uses for your time. Go back to work. Take a class at the community college, clean under the couch, attempt to teach the dog to read, trim your husband's nose hair, decorate your pig's pen....... anything's got to better than The View!

On the last day of Christmas my true love

and I went to Mass, of course. It was at St. Rita's and Fr. Donahue gave his usual sterling homily. After Mass I got to thinking about all the silly fads that have swept the church during my lifetime. Remember the old hippie cantor strumming tunelessly on a guitar? Remember those stupid burlap banners and acting out the gospel at the kiddie Mass? Remember Fr. telling jokes and even cursing on occasion in order to be "relevant"? Remember Sr. reading the Gospel?Ugh!

Communion in the hand is one of those unfortuneate fads. I know it's permitted but I don't feel good about it. No-one should touch the Host but the priest (Eucharistic Ministers are a lousy developement and have become such a powerful group that woe to the priest who tries to get rid of them in his parish.). On the fabulous Carolina Cannonball blog there is a brilliant post on this subject. Communion in the hand doesn't contribute to reverence of the Blessed Sacrament, allows for abuses--- people pocketing Jesus for later consumption as if our God was a snack, people taking the Host home, people sharing the Host with friends---- and I don't see any good that has come from it. God bless, this bishop for speaking up for the Holy Eucharist.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Jesuits

The Jesuits are about to elect a new head of the order. Read the fascinating details on this worthy blog. Frankly, I think that a suppression or a major reorganization is in order. Yes there are good Jesuits, like Fr. Hardon of blessed memory and Fr. Pacwa but for the most part if you hear something looney/blasphemous from the pulpit or you walk into a parish where the Mass is celebrated in such a way that you wonder if it's really a Catholic church, chances are you're dealing with Jesuits.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Happy Feast of the Ephinany. Here's a meme....

This meme was stolen from Fr. R. at Orthometer

1. Do you wear a name tag at work? No!

2. What kind of car do you drive? Don't drive and the world is grateful.

3. What do you order when you go to Taco Bell? Three soft tacos, no sauce.

4. Have you ever had a garage sale? No.

5. What color is your iPod? Don't have one.

What kind of dog do you have? Don't have one but I'm working on it.

7. What's for dinner tonight? Nutrisystem.

What is the last alcoholic beverage you had? Cherry martini.

9. Stupidest thing you ever did with your cell phone? Well, I've lost it a couple of times.

10. Last time you were sick? November.

11. How long is your hair? Shoulder length.

12. Are you happy right now? Yes.

13. What did you say last? I'm okay, Rocky.

14. Who came over last? Mammy.

15. Do you drink beer? No, it's nasty tasting.

16. Have your brothers or sisters ever told you that you were adopted? Only child.

17. What is your favorite key chain on your keys? Shiny pink charm.

18. What did you get for graduation? Can't remember.

19. Whats in your pocket? Lent, change and reciepts.

20. Who introduced you to Dane Cook? Eh?

.21. Has someone ever made you a Build-A-Bear? No.

22. What DVD is in your DVD player? Christmas withth Trap Family.

23. What's something fun you did today? Ate peanut butter out of the jar

24. Who is/was the principal of your high school? Sr. Marcella Scully, rest in peace.

25. Has your house ever been TP'd? No. Didn't grow up in that kind of neighborhood.

26.What do you think of when you hear the word "meow"? Hello Kitty!

27. What are you listening to right now? Maria Von Trapp singing.

28. Drinking? Nothing.

29. What is your favorite aisle at Wal-Mart? Cosmetics.

30. When is your mom's birthday? Feb. 1

31. When is your birthday? Feb 9.

32. What's the area code for your cell phone? 703

33. Where did you buy the shirt you're wearing now? I'm not wearing a shirt.

34. Is there anything hanging from your rear view mirror? No! That's tacky.

35. How many states in the US have you been to? Five?

36. What kind of milk do you drink? Skim.

37. What are you going to do after this? Fool around on the computer.

38. Who was the last person you went shopping with? Mammy.
39. What is your favorite fruit? Apples.

40. What about your favorite dessert? Cream cheese pound cake.

41. What is something you need to go shopping for? A terry cloth robe.

42. Do you have the same name as one of your relatives? No.

43. What kind of car does one of your siblings drive? Only child.

44. Do you like pickles? Yes.

45. How about olives? NO!

46. What is your favorite kind of gum? No gum! It makes you look like a cow chewing her curd.

47. What is your favorite kind of juice? Cranberry.

48. Do you have any tan lines? Certainly not.

.49. What hospital were you born in? Georgetown University Hospital.

This is not a good thing

According to PewSitter and the New York Times the Hispanic QuinceaƱera Mass custom is taking root among American Catholics. This is not a good thing. In theory the quiceanera sounds sweet but as many high school teachers can tell you in practice it usually means one thing: the girl is a woman now and so she can quit school, start having sex and get pregnant out of wedlock. This is why many priests have simply refused to say the quince Mass.

Not all customs from the old country are worth keeping.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Rest in peace.

The world's longest serving priest passed away on Christmas day. Eternal grant unto him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and remember, it's the Solemnity of the Mother of God so get your butt to Mass!