Saturday, September 01, 2012

random thoughts

  • Romanitas Press has a few serious points about processions of the Blessed Sacrament. Pity the poor priest who has to explain to the outraged mamas why their little Honey Pie can't  be a flower girl though.
  • I was walking to work and stopped to look at the newspaper boxes for Washington Post, Washington Examiner and the New York Times. All of them  had stories about Hurricaine Isaac on the front covers. If one didn't know better one would think the hurricaine was threatening DC and New York rather than being a fairly frequent weather phenomenon on the Gulf Coast.  I think a lot of news celebrities were privately dissapointed that Isaac wasn't another Katrina.
  • The truth is the truth even when we don't want to hear it.
  • Someone at work (hardcore Democrat),was carrying on about the Republican convention. I was polite but I couldn't wait to get away from him.  He's a normaly a nice man but this whole election cycle has brought out a nasty streak that I hadn't realized existed before.

  • I was reading something defending gay priests as long as they are celibate and I sighed. A gay priest who is not sleeping with anyone can still be a problem. If he's noticeably effeminate he's probably repulsing the men and boys in the parish and if the priesthood is percieved to be a soft, warm, wet, sluglike thing then most boys are not going to want to answer the call.

  • I've come across a number of articles written by women sternly telling men to man up. All I can say to that is it's too late. After 40 some odd years of feminism attacking men for being men we can't demand that they suddenly stop behaving like geldings and cads. Having allowed the feminists to make our bed it's too late to whine now. The smart girls are going to find their manly man and marry him. The not so smart girls.... are going to sit around in the club on Saturday night and complain about men.

  • Last night I stood and looked up at the blue moon, thought of Neil Armstrong and hummed the song.


Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I love Nat King Cole. Thanks for the reminder with Blue Moon. I was trying to explain to my 4-year-old granddaughter last night why the "blue" moon was yellow. LOL!

Mrs. H. said...

In Italy, little girls walk ahead og Our Lord strewing rose petals. It is very beautiful and truly demonstrates our belief in the Kingship of Christ. Anyone on the side of the road kneels as Jesus passes. What could possibly be wrong with that? It seems to me that the writer of the article has a problem with the Real Presence more than the procession.

Mrs. H. said...

I mean Romanitas Press,Dymphna, not you!te

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

This garbage that gays can be celibate is horse poop. A gay who has renounced the queer lifestyle and no longer calls himself gay can be celibate, but person who calls himself a 'celebate gay' is a liar. Queers are incrediably promiscious, having dozens, even hundreds of pardners in a year. If one wishes to be celibate, he has to renounce any type of 'gay' identity, avoid anything connected with 'gayness' and embrace his true sexual indentity. Only then can he/she even try to be celibate.

Dymphna said...

Thanks, Mrs. H. I understood you.

Baron Korf said...

I've seen some old footage (hand crank stuff) of a Eucharistic procession in Italy. The town arranged a beautiful carpet of petals with intricate patterns well before the procession began. Perhaps that would be a rubically correct method. As is, we do not arrange flowers during Mass, but before.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

I think St Nicolas du Chardonnet has flower girls throwing flowers before the procession - in the streets. NOT in the choir.