23 December 2008
Merry Christmas Blog Varia--and Preview of Coming Attractions
Now THAT's a title!
Obviously, as any sentient reader of this or other blogs can tell, the Catholic news has been ever so slow lately. Perhaps that is a good thing, as I need the time in Advent to prepare for the coming of the Infant King as much as (or more) than anyone. That being said, I thought I would just post a few random items in case blogging is light in the next couple of days:
1. First of all, as many readers will be ditching reading blogs for a few days as much as bloggers will be ditching writing them, I wanted to wish all readers and their families a very Merry, Joyous, Peaceful and Holy Christmas. I appreciate your interest in this blog and in the news of the local and universal Church. I will remember you in prayer at Mass on Christmas.
2. I wanted to send out a personal note to friends and family who are out of town and may find this blog a more effective way to keep up with my family and me than actual conversation. You are missed, and I'm sorry again that my Christmas cards will not arrive on time. The above image comes from one such friend and mentor.
3. Next, I would be remiss if I did not point out that the next few weeks will bring some important news to Saint Louis Catholics. No, this is not a cryptic word or picture puzzle, just basic math. If I can add the days correctly in the now-in-the-background-but-still-ongoing process to laicize one Marek Bozek, we should hear some news very soon. If I were a betting man, I would not bet on the Polish excommunicate. Also, of course, we will have a new Archbishop at some point soon. As Doctor Snide remarked about my first timeline projection, "It's a good thing we didn't follow that tip!" So, not a prediction, but common sense indicates that an appointment will be coming in the coming weeks as well.
I will be all over each of these stories as they happen, and will try to scoop the Post and Whispers again-- but don't hold your breath on the last one at the least.
4. For those of you dying to read more about head coverings for women, and I know you're out there ;-), I am trying to coax the Unknown Canon Lawyer X to post a piece specifically addressing any possible objection to his argument based upon Inter Insignores. This, so far, has been raised twice and I have responded to this objection-- but, as I am not the canon lawyer, I am happy to defer to a more exact legal argument. So, I am hoping he will come through. In the meantime, there is one reader who is just beginning a dialogue with UCLX on a different angle, but this is still at a nascent stage.
For those of you tired of the veil issue, the scroll bar at right is still functional. :-)
5. Finally, feel free to use the combox for this post, or for the Christmas day post (assuming I have one) to post any comments about your Christmas Mass experiences or Christmas customs that you think may be of interest to readers.
Again, a very Merry Christmas to you all!