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Sexual Healing. But not Marvin Gaye.

I saw this over at Bryan Kemper's website and thought it was worth sharing.

Rules? I don't need no stinkin' rules!

I woke up on Sunday feeling quite grumpy;  no particular reason, just grumpy.  And I really didn't want to go to church either.

That's unusual for me.  I realize many people think church is a drag...a "why bother if I don't get anything out of it experience", but I like Mass.  It's the compass for my week - keeps me focused in the right direction.  But Sunday, I was just annoyed.

The hymns were annoying, the people were annoying - well, you get the idea.  I shoulda just stayed home, I thought.

So why didn't I?  What compelled me to go to an event that I didn't want to go to, that I didn't feel like participating in, and really, I "didn't get anything out of"?

I suppose you might say it was Catholic guilt.  It IS, gentle reader, a mortal sin (for my non-Catholic readers, that a biggie) to miss Mass on Sundays.  My mom always told us that the only reason we could miss Mass is if we were to sick to go to our dying mother's bedside, …

You will notice a new button: Catholic Adoption

There's a new button on my blog:  "Catholics Adopt".  If you follow the link, you'll find a new website.  This is an association of Catholic lay people who wish to offer support for all types of folks involved in adoption:  birth parents, adoptive parents, those experiencing infertility. 

We are not "experts" in a professional sense, but we are experts in that we've all lived through part of the adoption process.  We hope to grow and reach out, being a support to many.

Sacred Place of the Day

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Time to relax

Gonna take the long weekend for some fun and relaxation.  Talk to you next week!

I was born this way!

I got invited, via Facebook, to attend an "I was born this way" event.  I assume this was borne of the Lady Gaga album, and her invitation to understand that all people are to be accepted just the way they are.  I "think" this is mostly pointed at the acceptance of homosexuals but I'm not really sure.  I read the lyrics, and that seemed to be the general idea.  (Let's just say it wasn't Shakespeare....Perhaps it would have been more clear had I listened to the song?  Perhaps not.)

I don't agree with the "let's just accept everyone the way they are", though.

I mean, really, I'm selfish.  I can hold a grudge, and I can give a tongue-lashing like nobody's business.  It's my nature.  I was born that way.

I realize the concept isn't supposed to be an excuse for bad behavior, but of course, many, many people take it that way.  Watch reality tv:  people doing thoughtless, rude things to others, and proclaiming it is simply the…