Sunday, February 21, 2010

Archbishop Sheen On Confession

Da Mihi Animas has a marvelous, moving speech by the great Servant of God +Fulton J. Sheen about the Sacrament of Confession. Judging from the color and internal references, I would guess that the speech took place some time in the early 1970s. Abp. Sheen had a very simple, storyteller's approach to preaching that allowed people to forget how broad and well-educated his intellect was. Put differently, he was sophisticated enought to be simple without being simplistic. Watch and marvel.

Da Mihi Animas: Archbishop Sheen: On Confession

Saturday, February 13, 2010

De scalis ad Campis Elysiorum

 A few days ago, while I was reading an update to Father Z’s blog post “Aging Hippie Paradise” (a rap by his alter ego Zuhlio), I found a link to a translation of Sir Mixalot’s “Baby Got Back” by Quislibet. (As the Crescat would say, “Hi-freaking-larious!”) It occurred to me that those of us who can’t quite “get” rap and are a bit older might be more elevated by conversion of another classic song into the mother tongue. And if you want something done, sometimes ya gotta do it yourself ….

Sunday, February 7, 2010

You tell 'em, Jester!

 Once of the nice things about the short format of this blog is that I can simply refer readers to other blogs, along with an “attaboy” when such is called for. Jeff Miller’s recent post, “Stop using reality against us”, is just one such.

This is my favorite part:

 The abortion industry and abortion supporters have always been about minimizing or hiding reality. Women are told across the world falsehoods about the stages of the child in their womb. Terms are used to describe this that have no bearing on the reality. Over and over Ultrasound has been called a weapon because it helps to visualize reality. Laws requiring that women be properly informed about the life in the womb and presented with factual medical and scientific information about this are blocked time and again by the pro-abortion crowd.

A mother choosing life is polarizing and divisive. What a sick culture we live in.

Read the rest of this wonderful post at the Curt Jester.

Monday, February 1, 2010

From the Department of Redundancy Department

 This item comes to us from the Catholic News Service’s story about the 173rd Airborne guarding the Haitian refugees at a local golf resort:

Given the circumstances, it’s understandable that the military would want to keep order, lest violence break out during the distribution of aid. Homeless Haitians greatly outnumbered soldiers and a group of medical workers at the club. In this day of a security-conscious American government,  the only way military planners see as the way to keep order, it seems, is to make it difficult for anyone to upset the normal flow of things.

So the only way to keep order is to … keep order? Thanks for the clarification.