03 January 2009

I'm definitely slipping. . .

Look for a post with lots of questions later today!

It occurred to me this morning that I haven't begged for books lately. . .

And I call myself a mendicant. . .shame, shame. . . ;-)


  1. Hey Padre,

    Please check out the "Orate Fratres" article on this blog: http://homouniuslibri.blogspot.com/

    I am curious to get your input. Thanks for all that you do!


  2. Speaking of looking for input, I recently read an article regarding the movie, "Longford." The article focused on misguided compassion. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this, what Mother Angelica calls, modern "reigning sin."

  3. Crunchy,

    I like the article. A few quibbles here and there but nothing major. One thing to emphasize about the Offertory is this transition:

    Priest (inaudibly): Lord, WE ask you to receive US and be pleased with the sacrifice that WE offer..."

    Priest: "Pray, brethren, that OUR sacrifice..."

    People: "May the Lord accept this sacrifice at YOUR hands..."

    Notice the shift from us, we, our, your. Notice also that the private prayer of the priest makes it clear that we ourselves are offered as sacrifice along with the bread and wine! As the bread and wine become the Body and Blood, so do we...not in exactly the same sense, of course, but we do make of ourselves a living and holy sacrifice.