The Great Head-Covering Experiment

After the huge amount of interest and commentary generated by my musings on wearing a head-covering to church, I thought I would give an update!No, I did not look this prettySo, yesterday, I went to mass and I DID obey the nagging, nudging urge I've had to cover my head.But I did not use the black, veil-y scarf I'd been considering. Instead, heeding all the good advice so many had left here (or emailed), I chose a scarf that matched my blouse and wore it as a scarf, pausing before … [Read more...]

Clearing out the tab

I've got some deadlines to meet and a project I'd like to get started, so I need to stop futzing around, reading news and blogs and get to it. Here is what's been cluttering up my tab-bar for the last day or so - it's a bit of a jumble, sorry:Malta, shamelessly cribbed from CrescatBeautiful Malta! Where Doug Kmiec is the new US Ambassador after what Dan Gilgoff describes as a "strange religious/political" swearing in. Kmiec is the Catholic former Reagan WH Legal Counsel who campaigned … [Read more...]

This gets half my Christmas Shopping Done!

Okay, the video piece is a little annoying, but I slapped myself on the forehead and thought: Of course! A soft, silicone funnel, gently tapered, and I never have to squat over a filthy public toilet again!So, there are half of my stocking stuffers, done! My sister, my MIL, all my SIL's my nieces, the boy's g/f's ect, etc, etc.I hate the Oprah-phrase "You go, girl!" and I am annoyed as all get-out that I did not think of this obvious product to enrich the family coffers, but a good idea is … [Read more...]

The Pinnacle: slim, sharp & lonely

Catching up on all the stories since I have been away and I must have missed this one when it broke - the header: Democrat: Republicans hate ObamaCare because they’re racists. Also, Castro’s a genius.The Democrat is Rep. Diane Watson (D-California). Watson is both African-American and female, so she is speaking from the fake ledge of "absolute moral authority" which was once the province of Cindy Sheehan until she stopped being a useful bat for to beat around the Bush, with. From Watson's led … [Read more...]

Geena Davis and Iconic women

So, everyone is all of a doo-dah about this new Geena Davis show, wherein she will be the first female president.ABC is doing its part to help the Hillary '08 campaign with this transparent attempt to get the nation "comfortable" with the idea of a woman president - one who will be portrayed as having soft edges, to round out Hillary's own spear-sharp ones.Funny how campaign-finance laws restrict the free speech of bloggers and independant groups, but don't consider how the arts contribute … [Read more...]

Inclusive language gets sillier

Tracey at Worship Naked has a post that almost made my head explode. She started out, last week, with an English quiz that was pretty simple, but now she's moved on to something about Zie Zim Zir/Zirs Zimself - new words and forms meant to protect the delicate sensibilities of the neo-victorian prudes who have a case of the vapors if they hear a rude masculine form.But I will let Tracey explain:"Every person is entitled to their own opinion."Technically, what's wrong with this sentence … [Read more...]

The Papal Catch-22 and Women’s Ordination

I hardly ever post someone else's blogpost in its entirety, but this is too good not to. From Ignatius Insight. For those who don't quite understand why the pope can't just "change" things, read it all and get a load of that last graph.The Associated Press is running a story on Pope Benedict XVI's homily at St. John Lateran, where he was "installed as Bishop of Rome."The story reports that Benedict XVI "will stick to Pope John Paul II's unwavering stands against abortion and … [Read more...]

I had nothing to do with this

Hate in your heart will consume you, too...Will Smith, Just the two of us...A fellow blogger who shall remain nameless suggested that Maureen Dowd lost her prime Sunday op-ed journo real estate because of some things I'd written in response to her dopiness, here and here...and, um...well, here.I say no. Whatever has happened to Maureen Dowd has happened to her because she has completely given herself over to her hatred. Hate in your heart will consume you, too, and MoDo is sadly … [Read more...]

How does Abortion connect to Breast Cancer?

Down in this thread David Justus wrote a thoughtful commentary, at one point wondering if the negative effects of abortion on the body (I was writing specifically about "chi" or "energy") would be similar in the case of a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion.Clearly, the energetic (whatever you want to call it) effects on a body would not be the same, because the circumstances are completely different in terms of human body chemistry, and I just wanted to touch briefly on that with regards to … [Read more...]

Jaw-droppingly stupid and offensive

Dana over at North Shore Politics writes "although I am not even a practicing Catholic, I was offended by it."By what? This statement made this morning on ABC news:What our viewers will notice is that, among these 115 cardinals, who are wearing what looks like women's garb, that there are no women. That is something the next pope is going to have to address.Says Dana: I was disgusted by that. How disrespectful for one (thing) and pompous for another.I thought it was a stupid, … [Read more...]