8 March 2006

Let’s play dress-up!

BF referred me to the site Whispers in the Loggia a little while ago. It’s a kind of gossip column about al things Vatican. It’s like reading Army Archerd crossed with Vatican Radio (or some such thing).

But Rocco refers us to a site where you can dress-up a priest in garbs liturgical.

Here’s the lede:

“A website for children has proved popular in an unexpected quarter. It is designed to allow the user to decide what a priest will wear and seems to have taken off in a big way among Anglo-Catholic priests in the Church of England.”

If you find this surprising, you haven’t been paying attention.

Maybe, though, in the deigning of Providence, it’ll encourage more Anglo-Catholics to swim the Tiber. As if the dressiness isn’t enough incentive, a senior post at ICEL should seal the deal.

One senior high church cleric said that it’s important to remind the “children” (and, ostensibly, high Anglican clerics as well) that “Priesthood is much more than dressing up.”

That is the most heterodox thing I’ve ever heard. What an insult.

Posted in OnTheWeb on 8 March 2006 at 11:56 am by Nate
3 March 2006

Live a Wiccan, Die nothing

Apparently, our government does not “recognize” Wiccan paganism as a religion. And thus, Nevada National Guard Sgt. Patrick Stewart may not have the symbol of his beliefs placed on his marker.

I thought the literal text of the Constitution read, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….”

Apparently, that doesn’t matter to the executive branch. Small wonder.

Posted in Politicks on 3 March 2006 at 10:59 am by Nate
1 March 2006

Seems worth repeating

A repeat of last year’s post…but it’s appropriate.

From “Ash Wednesday” by Thomas Stearns Eliot:

…And pray to God to have mercy upon us
And pray that I may forget
These matters that with myself I too much discuss
Too much explain
Because I do not hope to turn again
Let these words answer
For what is done, not to be done again
May the judgement not be too heavy upon us

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
But merely vans to beat the air
The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
Smaller and dryer than the will
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still.

Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death
Pray for us now and at the hour of our death….

Posted in Rayleejun on 1 March 2006 at 11:36 pm by Nate