Thursday, February 02, 2012

Random thoughts

  •  Anne Barnhardt (yeah, her style is not always to my taste but when she’s right, ole girl is right) has several interesting things to say about this mess and makes a sad prediction that I agree with. She thinks the average Catholic will shrug about the HHS mandate and do nothing while wishing that Father would please stop talking about it and get back to planning the parish festival. 

  • Candlemass at St. Rita's tonight was amazing. I think it must be one of the most beautiful Masses I've ever been too. Thank you Fr. Eagle for your enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile. The schola sang this antiphon while we all processed through the church with our candles behind the celebrant:

    Adorn thy bridal-chamber, O Sion, and welcome Christ the King: with loving embrace greet Mary who is the very gate of heaven; for she bringeth to thee the glorious King of the new light: remaining ever a Virgin yet she bearest in her arms the Son begotten before the day-star: even the Child, whom Simeon taking into his arms, declared to the peoples to be the Lord of life and death, and the Savior of the world.
     Hearing this who wouldn't get excited?