Not Inevitable, Not Surprising

June 25, 2011

Prior to last night’s vote on “gay marriage” – why are these votes always late night, pre-holiday, any time other than regular business hours? – a local newspaper ran a poll worded “Whether you support it or not, do you think gay marriage is “inevitable” in New York State?” I voted as “not inevitable” but neither was I surprised when I heard it was enacted into law. Given the determination of those pushing the homosexual agenda, it was a disappointment but not a surprise.

I couldn’t find the “religious exemptions” when I initially searched. I found it at http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8520-2011. (The “link” icon doesn’t seem to be working.) That’s from a NYT piece written on Friday, before the vote.

If I read this right, the exemptions are for for religious organizations. Maybe that’s to protect Catholic Charities adoption agencies from having to close down, but it offers no protection to individuals who, in good conscience, can not recognize “gay marriage.”

The second thought is that “the other side” is more unified and to be honest, more determined. “This side” is very much fragmented. To be picked up in a later post.


Sad news

June 18, 2011

The reason for Father Corapi’s sale is on his blog, The Black Sheepdog

(Later edit: maybe not the reason, but the two are very likely not unrelated.)

Then again, as the saying goes, God writes straight with crooked lines.   I certainly will keep him in prayer wherever God leads him.


Fr. Corapi’s Half Price Sale

June 13, 2011

The website says half price off the entire inventory through June 30.  I blew my budget to buy the  CDs on the catechism.  Definitely worth the splurge.


First Mass

June 13, 2011

Father Scott Caton celebrated his first Mass at beautiful St. Michael’s church on Pentecost Sunday (6/12/2011).  For each of the parishioners of St. Michael’s, Our Lady of Victory, and Blessed Sacrament who nearly filled the large church, Mass was likely somewhat different than usual.

Some might not have been used to the “smells and bells” and Mass parts  taken from Missa pro Victoria and sung by the choir. Others were probably unaccustomed to the Eucharist offered under both species.

In Fr. Caton’s homily on “Eternity, history, spirituality,” he spoke of the Holy Spirit’s role in each.

A wonderful Mass – may  God bless Fr. Caton’s priestly ministry.