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Saturday, March 22, 2008

OK, Get this. If you think you're A Catholic, you may not be and you also may not be married

"Words make a difference -- so much of a difference that they can make a sacrament invalid, according to a declaration from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published Feb. 29. The congregation said gender-neutral language makes baptisms null. Formulas used by some Christian churches to replace the phrase “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost” are not valid in Catholicism, the Vatican ruled.

The official note, approved by Pope Benedict XVI, said those baptized with alternative
Trinitarian formulas, such as in the name “of the Creator, and of the Redeemer and of the Sanctifier” or “of the Creator, and of the Liberator and of the Sustainer” must be rebaptized if they wish to remain Catholic or to convert to Catholicism."

Which means that if your parents had a forward thinking parish who followed the ideas of the Vatican Council and they tried to bring their churches and sacraments into the spirit of the era. And your parents had a child or several and had them baptised and the baptism used language that was the alternative formula which was much friendlier to women. You were not really Catholic, even if you received the sacraments and went to 15 or 18 years of Catholic schools-maybe you're a priest or a nun?  Or perhaps you got married and confirmed and made their first communion while not Catholic, well, you guessed it, gotta redo. Hundreds of lawsuits for priestly child abuse millions being paid out, I guess the pope though Hmmm..., how'm I gonna earn all this extra money, hey lets declare baptism's coming out of Vatican II null and re-baptise and re-marry. Of course there will be an honorarium to correct this 'mistake' and make everything right, uh huh... It's all so unbelievable what our current pope-a-lope will come up with next.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

I wonder why they call it that. It certainly wasn't too good for Jesus Christ. He spent the day sacrificing His life for us in a very unpleasant way. Not so good. It should be called Sad Friday. And why did he have to die this way? Beaten, pierced by a sword, hanging on a cross by nails? Was it because when he came back from the dead, it was so unbelievable. If it happened today, I should think a nice open traumatic brain injury would make me a true believer. Sad Friday should be the new name.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dr. Laura Schlessinger does it again

Speaking of Elliot and Silda Spitzer-former governor and first lady of New York. Elliot resigned after it was revealed that he had been using pricey call girls over a long period of time.
Laura Schlessinger said:
“If a woman
doesn’t make herself sexually perfect for the husband then she drives him away. And, poor thing, he has to go use prostitutes for $80,000.” Leave it to Dr. Laura to beat up on the victim-something she specializes in!

I wondered what would bring Laura out of the closet after the mess she made out of the gay community, well she's 

To read more, go to the new website for women over 40 and the discussion between Liz Smith (I had dinner with her once) and
Whopee Goldberg.

BL just got up and I read this to her and she said "Oh my God! Is this a joke? Is this for real? How can she say this?"
Silda Wall Spitzer is such as strong, smart woman. All New Yorkers seem to feel really bad for her. She is a Harvard Grad. lawyer raising 3 terrific daughters, one just 3 years younger than the other woman. Which it has been quoted in various pubs. Silda Spitzer is outraged at and who wouldn't be shocked by.
I just couldn't not comment on this.