Sunday, April 26, 2009

I confess

  • Although I liked Fr. Neuhaus, First Things bored me and still does.

  • I feel like I ought to like the What's Wrong With the World blog but it just reminds me too much of the cool kids in high school.

  • I think Kathy Shaidle's quip about Rod Dreher is one of the funniest things I've ever read.

  • I like Fr. Z of the WDTPRS blog but his commenters are so precious that they annoy me. On the WDTPRS blog a reader wrote in to complain that he/she went to a church that switched the Tridentine Mass with the Divine Mercy Mass. When TLM attendees showed up and found that their Mass was not going to happen they left. The reader was shocked. I feel some sympathy for these folks. They probably traveled some distance to get to a Mass that had been for all practical purposes canceled, and you know what? Not every Catholic is into the Divine Mercy devotion (I am) and as long as they kept their Sunday obligation they had a right to leave. For all this reader knows they could've caught a later Mass somewhere else. I've done that on occasion. Upon realizing that I didn't want to sit through the charismatic Mass or the Spanish Mass I've picked myself up and gone to another parish. On Sunday in my diocese if you are willing to drive you can go to Mass at six in the morning or 7 at night. I've even heard rumours about a wonky 10 PM Mass at Georgtown. Out of all the people who left one guy said he wouldn't be going to Mass at all since he'd missed his regular one. Why judge everybody by the actions of one man?
  • The Catholic distributists are nice folks but dull, dull, dull.

  • The Catholic let's-hide-from-the-world-and-raise-chickens crowd make me laugh---not with them but at them.



James H said...


Beside point one( I always loved First Things) I am with you on all the other points

a thorn in the pew said...

I have to many hang-ups to put in a list. I agree with you....I have read First Things for years and some articles with depth and history amaze me and others are well, that. I was under the impression that if a Mass is after sundown, it is a vigil Mass and not counted for that day. I think this is in the GIRM but it has been awhile since I was told this by a priest.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Although with the Liturgical Abuse that goes on at some parishes, I don't blame the TLM'ers for getting a bit fearful

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"The Catholic distributists are nice folks but dull, dull, dull."

I've not found Chesterton so ever, nor Hilare Belloc except in his novels.

But do you mean younger generations of them?

Try me, I am a younger generation than Chesterbelloc Distributist, and I don't always agree with for instance John Médaille.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"The Catholic let's-hide-from-the-world-and-raise-chickens crowd make me laugh---not with them but at them."

Raising chickens is not bad, but if they want to hide from the world, I suppose they will laugh with you when you laugh at them.

Laughter is a good hiding place (to me who do not want to hide myself or especially my blogs from the world, sometimes a bit too good one).