I was saving up for a really nice coffee table (while the rest of you are saving up for an iPhone). Now I know which one I want, and for less money than a new car! Featured here, as part of our Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy...
the daily musings ...
of faith and culture, of life and love, of fun and games, of a song and dance man, who is keeping his day job.
Today, the Christian world celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In the reformed Roman calendar, it is recognized as a solemnity, and is a holyday of obligation in many countries (if not the USA). The traditional Roman calendar notes it as a double octave of the first class.
This week, the Arlington Catholic Herald has come out with a staff-written piece on the role of music in various parishes of the diocese. Other blogs have already commented on it, among them The New Liturgical Movement.
This just came across the desk of mwbh within the last hour. It could be no more significant than numerous other reports in the past year. Then again, ITV is not known to jump on every bandwagon in the blogosphere...
We've all heard of "Christmas in April" fundraisers and "Christmas in July" department store sales. There may be more to it than a sales pitch.
Now that summer is here, most of us can't wait to hit the beach, even if it means being tempted by the many near occasions of sin that will be prancing up and down the sands, just begging the male of the species to trip all over himself.
...while others have to say something.
...at The Boar's Head Tavern:
Today I assisted Father (for Father's Day, no less) at the Old Latin Mass. For the first time since I can remember in a public venue, I did so alone.
Here we go again.
Today, Catholics of the Western tradition celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Today, my parents in Ohio commemorated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. The event passed without incident. They did not appear to mind.
Then the sad drunk at the end of the bar roused from his slumber and spoke to them in parables, saying thus:
We shouldn't, really. In fact, I'm embarrassed just writing this.
Pange, lingua, gloriosi
...this is probably how the mainstream media would report it.
...is the author of a little-known Catholic blog Still Running Off at the Keyboard. Very much a traditionalist at heart, there was a bit of original thinking to her writings, much of which I found in my inbox. You see, she was better known to some of us in the Catholic blogosphere as a commenter and correspondent. Her wit has an edge to it, her cynicism a ray of hope.
Later this month, man with black hat will celebrate its fifth anniversary. It will be preceded (if I can ever get my act together) by several reflective posts.
So, let's review...