Total rip-off Tuesday

Wherein I "rip-off" another writer on the 'web.  Today my choice is Max Lindenman, over at "Diary of a Wimpy Catholic".  His musings about World Youth Day for the hopelessly anti-social certainly gave me a chuckle, and also reminded me that the Catholic Church is a big, big church, and we must always remember there is room for everyone, even if they are sitting alone, chain-smoking.

It’s hard to imagine Flannery O’Connor at World Youth Day. As a child, she marked the jacket of her journal with the warning “MIND YOUR OWN BIDINIS.” As an adult, she thrived in places like Yaddo and Andalusia, where people, by and large, did exactly that. Of the crowds on the New York City subways, she wrote, “Although you see a few people you wish you didn’t know, you see thousands you’re glad you don’t know.” It would be unwise to hope that her reaction to the festivities in Madrid would be much different.

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