Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Don't Know Who This Chap Is...

But I like his blog which I stumbled upon by accident. The Q and A was particularly illuminating.

Reminds me of an exchange I had after the Vigil Mass Saturday evening.  One of the parish busy-bodies felt licensed to comment that I'm "never" at Mass anymore.

"I'm hardly ever at this Mass," I told her, "because I  prefer the Latin Mass on Sunday."

"How can you stand that?" she asked, literally turning up her nose.

I asked her if she had been to the TLM and she said no, stating that she wants no part of any Mass where women aren't "included".   This made me wonder if I had missed something:  Are women banned from praying at the TLM?  Are they barred from receiving Holy Communion?  She passed judgment on something with which she has no actual experience based on the destructive belief that lay people, specifically women, must have some "official"  role at Mass.

Mary stood at the foot of Christ's cross, and Blessed Catherine Emereich tells us her eyes were "riveted on the dying Countenance of her Son."   Why does Mary's example not suffice for us?


  1. I have experienced this so many times. Your example of Our Lady at the foot of the cross is so appropriate. Thank you.

  2. I'm sure you have Richard and sadly it probably won't be the last time for me, either. I hope you get a chance to check out the blog I linked to above. God bless. Joyce


Comments which reflect true Christian charity are always welcome. Comments which attack the Pope, the Church, priests or other bloggers will go in the dustbin, especially if they are anonymous. Thank you and God Bless you!