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A debate on women veiling at Mass May 20, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic.
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One of the first posts I did on this blog was about women veiling at Mass.   I had few readers then, so I did not get too many topics.  However, there is a major debate going on over at the blog of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC (of all places!) concerning veiling.   The post is very fair minded, and offers many reasons for why this practice used to be very common.  You should read the comments, too – for the most part, people are being reasonable in the discussion. 

My wife and older daughters have worn veils now for a few years.  They really feel it benefits them and shows a humility before God.  This was their decision, as well – I had no role in that other than to say I thought it was great.  I see a few more people wearing them now than I did when they started.  If you’ve thought about wearing a veil, you will probably find the discussion linked above interesting.

UPDATE: Another thought along these lines.  This is about how to dress at Mass.  First, way waaaay too many people dress way to casual at Mass.  This is Christ, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity you are receiving!  But, for the ladies, a modest request.  This probably won’t apply to the vast majority of the three women who read my blog, BUT…..can we please not wear the same dress we wore to the club on Friday night, which is not much more than a tube top stretched to barely cover the essentials, to Mass?  Such dress is not just inappropriate, but it’s an actual incitement to sin.  I’m sorry to say, this is a much bigger problem for women than for men.  I don’t often see men dress provocatively at Mass.   Dressed way too casually, yes, but rarely provocatively.

Flame on.

When you get so far as to ordain an active lesbian as a ‘bishop’….. May 20, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in foolishness, scandals, Society.
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……pretty much anything else is up for grabs.  Meet modern progressive ‘episcopal’ worship – with loads of mudder earth, paganism, native american shamans, ancestor worship (shinto?), and, of course, the grand-goddess-mother of them all, liturgical dance!

Click here for the “canonization” of Mary Glasspool, Bishop, Episcopal Church USA. 

How many mentions of Jesus Christ in the first part?  If you play the ‘Jesus’ drinking game, you won’t even get a buzz.

Are episcopalians so unsure of their Christianity that they have to use Native Americans in some kind of uber PC, progressive way to establish credentials, to prove their authenticity?  How in God’s name is this to be construed as a Christian ordination?

Well, it does get very slightly better in the later parts.

UPDATE: Contrast this with the very well done ordinations in Dallas recently.  There is no comparison.

UPDATE II: My goodness, if you have the stomach and patience (I’ve been skipping ahead ALOT), watch some of part II.  A query, and a serious one – will the Episcopal Church USA, such as it is and whatever is left of it, become a sect dominated by women leadership?  Look at the people on the stage – they are 80% or more women, all ‘ordained’ reverends or bishops.  That could have, ahhh….interesting…..ahhh…….ramifications.

Jim and Vicki Middleton, and Steve Kellmeyer, score a coup May 20, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, General Catholic, Society.
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I have been fortunate enough to be on Jim and Vicky Middleton’s radio show, Life and Liberty, which airs Saturdays on 660 AM KSKY from 3 to 5 pm, several times.  Now, Jim and Vicki, with co-host Steve Kellmeyer, will be filling in for Mike Gallagher on Memorial Day, May 31st, from 8-11a, on the same station.   

You can e-mail questions to Steve here.  You should listen in!