18 January 2010

Coffee Bowl Browsing

One year in. . .B.O.'s Numbers:  changes we shouldn't believe in!

14 American soliders at Ft. Hood killed by the rot of political correctness among the brass

One of the first homilies/poems I ever wrote (at 15) was based on MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.  His legacy as a true prophet for God's justice is stunning. . .

Catholic vs. Evangelical pro-life members in Congress. . ."Gov't in the Jesuit Tradition"

BXVI begins to rescue the Church in Belgium after decades of decline and decay

Chief Voodoo Priest in Haiti worried about Zombies (I'm not joking)

Critics of bishop's firing of transgendered employee fail to distinguish btw being a member of the Church and using the Church to promote an anti-Catholic agenda. . .IOW, the Church welcomes everyone to become a member but not everyone can be an employee.

HancAquam reader and friend, JimmyG, wants to know if I really drink my coffee from a bowl.  Oh yes, Jimmy, there really is a Coffee Bowl motivating CBB!  The cups in the breakfast room are for expresso.  If you want hot milk with your expresso, you have to use a bowl.  A big white ceramic bowl.  I'm told that some of the Italian friars snicker b/c it's customary for peasants to drink their coffee out of bowls.  Heh.

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  1. C'mon, Fr. Philip - you live in Italy! No self-respectin' American in Rome would ever say "expresso" - rather "espresso"!

  2. I will not bend to my Italian oppressors! Never!

  3. Drinking breakfast coffee from a bowl is a great French tradition and one I picked up in the late seventies when working as an au pair in the South of France. Using a bowl makes the great British tradition of "dunking" easier too! You can't dunk a cookie in an expresso cup!

  4. "in the eyes of the Church McIntyre is till a man"

    That's right. Because he is a man. And no amount of mutilation will change that. Does he have XY chromosomes? Yes. Then he's still a man. Fact.

    Weirdly enough, the only "trans gender" person I have ever known was also called Susan McIntyre.

  5. "Why professional journalists can't honestly report on acts of Islamic terror."

    That could lead to some very disturbing conclusions.

    However, if we close our eyes and cross our fingers the problem will go away, and we'll have Peace In Our Time.

  6. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that:

    1) Transsexualism is not specifically addressed in canon law

    2) The Vatican had made statements that sexual reassignment surgery "could be morally acceptable in certain extreme cases if a medical probability exists that it will 'cure' the patient's internal turmoil" (quoting from a 2003 Catholic News Service article describing a 2000 document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith).