Sunday, May 23, 2010

Off To The Center Of Bureaucratic Evil!

Yes, I am headed back to our nation's capital. (Pray I don't moon the chief executive. I really don't want to end up on the nightly news.) The principal reason for the trip is to attend the Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Week. (A young man from my parish is among the graduates. Jake is going to be flying copters for the USMC!) I am not sure who the speaker is except that it isn't the POTUS as he spoke there last year. (I am hoping for Biden, so I can see him put his foot in his mouth. Something like, "Midshipmen, this is a big f***ing deal!")

Anyhow, my social secretary, the Crescat, is arranging a blognic. As soon as I have details, I will post them. I will also attempt to celebrate (con-celebrate if I must) Mass at the National Shrine next Sunday.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Blessed Saint Erik's Day.

Yes, today is the feast of Saint Erik of Sweden, King and Martyr. (No, I am not making this up.) The picture is of his relics which are in the Lutheran occupied cathedral in Uppsala. Oh to liberate them!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why Do Things Pop Into Your Mind?

Even though I haven't seen it since it went off the air in '75, the theme from "Honk Kong Phooey" keeps rolling through my brain.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Vote Like You're From Chicago.

Go to the Crescat and vote for Orthometer frequently, repeatedly, and illegally. That is all.

Oriental Spam.

I wish Blogger would add an option blocking posting in oriental characters. I am getting tired of deleting the spam.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Happy Kick-A-Commie Day!

What? Did you expect me to celebrate a Socialist holiday?

Who Do You Serve?

What is follow a vocation, particularly a clerical or religious vocation, all about? Often times it will be answered as serving people, all people or only God's people. Wrong. As laudable as serving people may be, that is philanthropy not the Christian vocations. The Christian, particularly the cleric or religious, serves God first and foremost. "Love God above all things." Then because God loves all people, pleasant or not, like ourselves or not, we then love and serve those God loves. I believe a lack of primary focus on God is responsible for much of the trouble the Church, her members, and her institutions find themselves in. God must be our intense, primary focus so that His grace can flow to us and through us into the world.