January 2008


The Curt Jester has a hilarious post about the papal liturgical furnishings for the Mass in DC later this year. Be sure to read all the comments…

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This is clever—the original Star Wars trilogy in silent movie style…

And I finally learned how to embed YouTube videos!!!  Woohoo!!

Kyrie Eleison.

Fast and Pray. 

48,589,993 abortions since 1973. Source: http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/abortionstats.html

In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. The Mass “For Peace and Justice” (no. 22 of the “Masses for Various Needs”) should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373

So…  what are you doing Jan. 22nd?

Not bad coverage from ABC7. My personal favorite: “Thousands and thousands of abortion opponents filled the Ferry Plaza Park Saturday in the Walk for Life West Coast,” versus, “On the other side – the pro choice forces numbered maybe a few hundred.” Heh.

Plus, the “background noise” you can hear on camera from the pro-lifers is the Rosary being prayed aloud, while the pro-abortionists keep reciting the somewhat menacing mantra that begins, “Pray! You’ll need it!”

Unfortunately I could not be up there today with the kids. I would love to hear from attendees if this year’s counter-protesters were as offensive and obscene as in years past…

Update: Gerald is posting his gorgeous-as-always photos from the Walk at his blog.   Take a peek.

This story was in this morning’s paper. I’m really appalled by 1) the passive-aggressive way the school is throwing all kinds of roadblocks in this kid’s way while still claiming to be “allowing her” to start the group; and 2) the fact that she wasn’t even allowed to use the name “pro-life” to describe her club.

Can you imagine the howls of protest if a school 1) threw up similar obstacles to a “Gay-Straight Alliance” or comparable group; or 2) did not allow them to use the word “gay” and instead forced them to use the term “homosexual” to describe the club???

I’m currently reading Scott Hahn’s The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth and since it deals so heavily with the Book of Revelations, I’m closely reading some of the relevant passages he cites.

Today, I got to the Number of the Beast, 666, which of course calls to mind this classic:

666 = number of the beast
668 = Next-door neighbor of the Beast
665 = older brother of the beast
660 = approximate number of the beast
66600 = zip code of the beast
1/666 = common denominator of the beast
665.95 = retail price of the beast
DCLXVI = Roman numeral of the Beast
666.0000 = Number of the High Precision Beast
0.666 = Number of the Millibeast
/ 666 = Beast Common Denominator
(-666) ^ (1/2) = Imaginary number of the Beast
6.66 e3 = Floating point Beast
1010011010 = Binary of the Beast
6, uh . . . what was that number again? = Number of the Blonde Beast
1-666 = Area code of the Beast
00666 = Zip code of the Beast
666mph = The speed limit of the Beast
$665.95 = Retail price of the Beast
$699.25 = Price of the Beast plus 5% state sales tax
$769.95 = Price of the Beast with all accessories and replacement soul
$656.66 = Walmart price of the Beast
$646.66 = Next week’s Walmart price of the Beast
Phillips 666 = Gasoline of the Beast
Route 666 = Way of the Beast
666 F = Oven temperature for roast Beast
666k = Retirement plan of the Beast
666 mg = Recommended Minimum Daily Requirement of Beast
6.66 % = 5 year CD interest rate at First Beast of Hell National Bank, $666 minimum deposit.
$666/hr = Beast’s lawyer’s billing rate
Lotus 6-6-6 = Spreadsheet of the Beast
Word 6.66 = Word Processor of the Beast
i66686 = CPU of the Beast
665.9997856 = The Number of the Beast on a Pentium
666i = BMW of the Beast
DSM-666 (revised) = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Beast
1232 Octal, Apt. 29A = Beast’s hexed address
333 = The semi-Christ

Please make Strong Sad happy and write something nice in my comments box. I haven’t gotten any yet.

Okay, maybe it’s really not possible to make him happy. Leave me a nice comment anyway. J

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