Saturday, May 19, 2018
Well, folks, the Royal Wedding-watchers were treated to British tradition, yes, as seen in my favorite musical portion and in the hats (especially the Duchess of Cornwall's) But three was a decidedly American flavor to the event, as seen in the marvelous rendition of Stand by Me, and by a sermon now trending on Twitter by American Episcopalian Bishop Curry, which, sadly, lost its thunder in the peroration:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Lord, I was dancing, dancing, dancing so free And dancing, dancing, dancing so free And dancing, Lord, keep your hand off me And dancing with Mr. D.,
|Andy Cohen Gala Selfie|
In my thirty years as a Catholic educator, I have observed innumerable communal concerns displacing the reenactment of the saving passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Our Lord. Paul VI referred to an excessive concern with communal aspirations as the result of positivism, wherein God has become society, the ultimate reality. I would add that this particular crack through which Satan entered God’s Temple is an accurate explanation of the disregard for organic development in the liturgical reform of Vatican II. Thus as the Church began her aggiornamento, she presided over a disintegration of her most relevant instrument for presenting the truth of Jesus Christ to the modern world, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, now at the mercy of liturgical commissions wishing to make the liturgy more “pastoral.” Let us also remember Paul VI’s teaching that Satan is always seen as active where the spirit of the Gospel is watered down, as in the reformers’efforts to accommodate Gospel revelation to the forces of modernity.