Sunday, May 31, 2009

Notso Cutie

Oh no, that wacky Catholic church went and chastised a priest in Florida for betraying his vows, dishonoring his God, and showing lack of respect for the woman he is "dating" (heh, at least she's divorced). When will these silly old celibate men in Rome realize that honor and duty are quite passe', that chastity and sacrifice are fine for the saints but not us post moderns, and that integrity
comes after a man's "need". Did the poor trials of our dear St. Bill Clinton teach them nothing?

Our wayward priest is hoping the Episcopal church won't worry about
such silly things as honesty or forthrightness, or be weighted down with such petty things like if a guy lies about and hides a relationship he might do similar things with the next chica that catches his eye, or borrow a bit from the church funds so he can be stylin' at the club on Saturday nite.

Of course, now that he's a Protestant, if this new church wises up too, than he can just church hop until the second coming.

Back to those wacky papists who I hear even ordain married ex-Anglican priests, who share the Church's out dated sense of propriety. Yes, they'll receive a married Episcopal priest into their flock, if he converts out of a call of conscience, but not let their own religious make out on the beach with a babe or two
. . . . out dated, I tell ya,!

*On a more serious note,
I hope yer all praying for all involved,
and realize that you, and most definitely I,
have all done similarly stupid things,
and are loved nonetheless!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dumb and Dumber still

After Gay marriage then

next maybe we'll have services for folks to be baptized Atheist

and don't our cats and doggies deserve last rites or holy orders?

hey, and we can have confession
where we instead mention everyone elses' sins.

ugh, ya gotta wonder if our twitter brains
can get any dumber in these mega-churches of tolerance?
or to paraphrase James Carville "It's the Sacrament, stupid!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What's the Highest Price ever paid to Build a Church?

"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock,
among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers,
to shepherd the Church of God
which He purchased with His own blood."
Acts 20:28

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dating rule #1 : Quiz'em on da Catechism

To save my fellow single brothers in the faith from the devout salesmanship of the over 40 "all my friends are married, guess I should too" pseudo Catholic single woman out there, I found this lil' quiz Do You Know Your Baltimore Catechism?

I only scored a 90%, so me thinks this outta help weed out the cradle Catholics who sadly will say anything - be anything - to get themselves to the altar; and thus allow you to focus on finding that rare true Catholic woman who only wants to help you get to heaven.

. . . .(whatta ya mean I'm cynical?)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Charity of the Beloved

"The humanity of Christ is like the grape
because it was crushed in the winepress of the cross
so that his blood flowed forth over all the earth….
How great is the charity of the beloved !
How great the love of the bridegroom for his spouse, the Church!”
St. Anthony of Padua

Saturday, May 9, 2009

If only Thomas Kincade had read this

"If you want to make a Christian work,
then be Christian,
and simply try to make a beautiful work,
into which your heart will pass;
do not try to "make it Christian."
Christian art is defined by the one in whom it exists and by the spirit from which it issues: one says "Christian art" or the "art of a Christian," as one says the "art of the bee" or the "art of man." It is the art of redeemed humanity. It is planted in the Christian soul, by the side of the running waters, under the sky of the theological virtues, amidst the breezes of the seven gifts of the Spirit. It is natural that it should bear Christian fruit.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Reign or shine

As I walked home after receiving our Lord in the Eucharist, I was again reminded of how wonderful a blessing it is to be able to attend daily mass. Early thoughts had me worrying I might be caught in the rain, or possibly have to drive (I like the 2O minute walk in the AM).

Yes, I was about to receive the God of all creation into my body, the very one who had willingly offered up His body for me to beat, spit on, and eventually kill - and I was worrying I might get caught in a drizzle - Lord forgive me!

If I really, truly understood - if WE really, understood - Who it is that I/we are receiving, shouldn't we be willing to crawl on broken glass to get to Him?, and any and every chance we can? Not that our wonderful Father would want us to be hurt in any way, but like with Abraham with his son, me thinks He does want us to have that meek and willing heart.

As a spiritual director recently asked me, am I focusing on the "Urgent" or the "Important"? What is more important than time with the one we will spend all eternity with?

But I have a meeting

But I have a conference call

But I have to study

But I have a hangover

As Father Larry Richards often says
"the mass cost Jesus his life, and it must cost us ours"

This morning it just cost me some hair gel.

Thankful for, and with, Fr. Larry Richards

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

."It would be easier for the world
to exist without the sun
than without
the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

But I really do (O:

Lest these cloudy days get thee down,
I humbly suggest you get thee down!