05 March 2009

Like Sands in the Holy Water Font, So Are the Days of Our Lent

The above memorandum was faxed by the Archdiocesan Office of Worship on March 4, 2009 at approximately 2:39pm-- the same day I published the Sharon Remembers post around 9:30am featuring the sand-in-the-holy-water-font abuse item witnessed at a local parish. You can click on the image above to enlarge.

What a happy coincidence!


Anonymous said...

Kathleen Sibelius, the abortion monster is set to be head of Health and Human Services.

You are wasting time worrying about inclusive language and sand in the holy water font.

Are you Catholic or just a "bells and smells" Episcopalian?

thetimman said...

Thanks for the advice. I think the Kansas area bloggers have the Sibelius thing pretty well covered.

Good question, though. But Saint Louis Bells and Smells Episcopalian doesn't have the same ring to it.

Anonymous said...


I think it did.

Congratulations, blogger.

This may be the first time since the Vatican II "Renewal" began that Church officials have actually said a clear "no" to some novelty.

Hope lives.



thetimman said...

Javier, thanks, but I though the timing is interesting I wouldn't go that far. The Archdiocese would likely have issued such a reminder if it were brought to their attention. It may be that the attention was brought by the post, or by people calling about it, or by people who also witnessed the practice.

As messed up as any Diocese is at the moment, it is comforting (in one sense) and frightening (at the same time) that St. Louis is one of the best Dioceses for orthodoxy.

At least they still call out their problem children. Now, to do more about preventing them, that will take time and determination.

Anonymous said...

"in the spirit of fraternal concern because of the confusion people have expressed"

Confusion? Not in the "Ordinary" Form. I don't belive it. :)

Patrick Kinsale said...

It's ridiculous to assume that the Timman cannot blog on more than one issue at a time. The guy's a genius.

Anonymous said...

Are you a priest, deacon, or member of a parish liturgy commission? Why then would you have access to what is obviously an internal diocesan memo? Someone is feeding you information, no doubt!