... you believe that Sacraments are to be administered, not passed around. ... you hold the doctrine that whatever is worth doing is worth overdoing. ...you think of the Wippell's catalog as liturgical porn. ...you get more exercise genuflecting, kneeling, and prostrating than running, jogging, or walking. ...most of the volumes in your library have been out of print for over a century. ... the primary causes of your violating the Tenth Commandment are found on the pages of Wippell's. ...You'd consider going over to Rome if it didn't mean giving up being catholic. ...on hearing the parable of the Good Samaritan, you wonder what the priest and the Levite were wearing. ...on Easter morning in your parish, the men at the altar wear more lace than the women in the congregation. ...you believe that the current controversies over the Bishopric of Jerusalem, the Open Pulpit Canon, the ordination of women, the new Prayer Book, and the Bishop of New Hampshire can be settled amicably but that the Alcuin Club and the Society of SS. Peter & Paul may need separate provinces. ...you believe that 'old-time religion' was what we had before Pius XII started mucking around with Holy Week. ....you'll fight to the death for the 1928 Prayer Book, provided it's never actually used. ... you are willing to receive a visitation from your bishop, but would go to the barricades to keep cassock-albs out of your parish. ... you think that "Almy" is French for Methodist. ...you think that "On Eagles' Wings" is where Low Churchmen read the epistle. …you have trouble breathing if there’s not enough incense at Mass.
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." - Molly Ivins 1944-2007
THIS IS ME...
... I blog from BURLINGTON, VERMONT. I'm a hustler about civic engagement & social action and I'll make publicity against a world that degrades and shames whatever way I can. Joy!