Monday, May 19, 2008

Your day will not be complete until you've seen all of these

Behold the tasty meatcake!

An Anglican liturgy for the Blessing of a Minivan.

Musings on liturgical rage:
What exasperates and maddens me about liturgical abuses is that the Mass given to us by the Church is so supremely, eminently DOABLE. Almost any priest not in a concentration camp or on a battlefield can do what the Church asks him to do with perfect compliance. It's all there: wear this; say that; bow here; now elevate the host -- the dimmest clergyman in the poorest parish on earth can score 100% every time, and thereby offer a pleasing sacrifice to God.
That means that the departures happen for a reason. The innovator wants to jack us around for motives of his own, which he does not "covenant" with us. We almost never hear complaints about inadvertent omissions by celebrants trying to do it right; it's the deliberate changes that infuriate.

A fascinating blog about past versions of the future.

The Blog of Unnecessary Quotes, fighting a quixotic and noble campaign.

And finally, food for thought from Flannery O'Connor:
The Church’s stand on birth control is the most absolutely spiritual of all her stands and with all of us being materialists at heart, there is little wonder that it causes unease.

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