The Parable of the Order Muppet and the Turquoise Hightops

 Max Lindenman shared a great piece yesterday categorizing everyone as either an Order Muppet or a Chaos Muppet. Today my Order Muppet manifested itself in a big and ugly way, leading to a reenactment of the parable we used to know as The Pharisee and the Publican. (The first time I heard this story, in second grade, I ran home to my Democrat family wailing at the notion that Jesus preferred Republicans.)This video, God in the Streets of New York (h/t to Deacon Greg Kandra), is the … [Read more...]

The Light of the Body of Christ

 For Corpus Christi weekend, a 2012 piece on the history and meaning of the feast. For a beautiful Corpus Christi soundtrack, immerse yourself in Adoration at Ephesus, the latest release from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, which features several settings of material from Thomas's Office, along with other Eucharistic hymns ancient and not-so-ancient.This weekend Catholics in the Thursday-averse United States celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of … [Read more...]