What a joy to be back, you can see it on my face!
Well, I'm back. I haven't had use of a computer since July 4th! I recommend quitting the computer and blogs cold turkey. It can be very healthy. But now it's back to reality. I had a great visit to London and Ireland. I'll blog on that later when I can post some pictures. A highlight of the visit was my visit to the Kilns, the home of C. S. Lewis. More on that later.
England is getting ready for the Pope's visit. I visited Westminster Cathedral, a beautiful Byzantine structure, but still unfinished. The pope's visit will not be without controversy. Pray for the pope as he enters hostile territory in September.
I noticed that the Vatican has a stricter dress code for visitors now. I'll blog on that later. What's wrong with Daisy Duke shorts, tank tops and flip flops anyway? And why are we discriminating against naturalists. Shouldn't they feel welcomed in God's house?
Well, it's the first Sunday of the month. On Sunday I'm celebrating the Ordinary Form of the Sung Mass at 12:10 PM and the Extraordinary Form of the High Mass at 2:00 PM, neither of which I have a homily prepared. I know the readings for the OF Mass but not for the EF Mass. So I have to go to work on my homilies now! More later on a whole host of topics dear to my heart.
Finally, I read a "progressive" liturgical blog that I enjoy greatly, but whose principle contributor just can't stand the fact that the Church has changed in the last three years with the more liberal allowance of the EF Mass. He just can't see that it is an enrichment of our liturgical life as Catholics and gives us options for celebrations of the Mass that expand what we can now do to honor the Lord and be nourished in the faith. It really is sad and narrow to be so opposed to this gift of faith. Don't be narrow minded! God bless you.