Monday, June 26, 2006

After the Rain (Ad Random)

This past week, the middle Atlantic region of the USA has been getting a lot of rain. And when it rains, it pours. I'm talkin' cats and dogs here, people. Last night was no exception. Sometimes the power goes out. Now personally I don't understand how lightning can strike the same transformer twice in a single year, but hey, that's just me.

Anyway, here's what we're looking at in the world lately:

• Most mwbh readers are familiar with the re-translation of the Roman Missal by the bishops of the English-speaking world. We've covered that in our "Critical Mass" series. In the next week or two, there will be examples provided on what's wrong with the current situation, how it needs to be fixed, and why.

• Somebody just figured out that the late Pope John Paul II was Jewish. This isn't news to some of us, of course. It was through his mother's side: "Emilia Kaczorowski - Emily Katz in English - was Jewish and that she was the daughter of Feliks Kaczowski, a businessman from Biala-Bielsko in Poland. Katz is a common surname amongst East European Jewish families..." A few sedevacantists and assorted yahoos have been having a field day with this; I have no idea why. Wait till they find out that Jesus and all twelve Apostles were... well, you know.

• Earlier this month, we covered the issue of affordable housing. Essentially, it's all being torn down and replaced by units for the luxury market. There will be some examples of affordable alteratives showcased here in the near future. None of them are pie-in-the-sky academic projects, but have actually been built in large numbers. None of them will come from the alleged "Catholic town" of Ave Maria, Florida.

• I'll probably be reviewing movies and/or books at another website later in the year. It would help if I actually went to a movie now and then. Too busy dancing. And speaking of dancing, what with the July Fourth weekend coming up, there will lots of dancing, maybe two or three nights in a row like in the old days.

Now, if you'll all excuse me, there's something else I actually do for a living.


Rick Lugari said...

Actually, when you think about it Jesus was half-Jewish...and from His mother's side too...


David L Alexander said...

Huh? I thought it was both sides. I'd better check Matthew chapter one again, just to be sure.

Rick Lugari said...

Or Luke 1:35.

For there you will find where my apparently failed attempt at wit is derived.


David L Alexander said...

"And the angel said to her in reply, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.'"

Oh. I get it now.

But maybe you can help me with something. If Jesus was Jewish, why did he have an Hispanic name?

Rick Lugari said...