Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Many thanks to RAnn for hosting. 
 I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Two Painting of The Last Supper Added to Collection
(should be paintings)

Semper Gaudete!: What Reproductive Rights SHOULD Mean

Semper Gaudete!: Late-Term Abortion Doc Caught Comparing Unborn Baby to “Meat in a Crock Pot”

Semper Gaudete!: Liturgical Abuses

Semper Gaudete!: New Magnet Ordered

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Learning to Lean" # 
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader)
 {Sunday book}
 "The Little Flowers of St. Francis"
translated by Raphael Brown
[non-fiction, Catholic] 
{Sunday book}
"All About The Angels"
by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (E.D.M.)
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book} 
"Life With Mother Superior"
 by Jane Trahey
[non-fiction, Catholic]
 {Sunday book}

"Grandmother Elsie"
{carried over from last week}
(free Amazon Kindle book)
"Elsie's New Relations"
{carrying over into next week}
by Martha Finley
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant )]


"D.J.'s Worst Enemy"
by Robert Burch
[children's fiction]

"Dance Around the Fire"
by Molly Cone
[children's fiction, (older children),
Jewish themes]



"Emma and I" #
by Sheila Hocken
[autobiography]
{carried over from last week}
(openlibrary.org loan)


"What Happened to Heather Hopkowitz?"
by Charlotte Herman
[children's fiction, Jewish]

This Week's Fan Fiction

Revealed Relationships
Chapter 14 is now up.

Desperate Measures
An Another World/Third Watch crossover.
(Characters are from Another World.  Story 
was inspired by an episode of Third Watch.
Amy Carlson, who played Josie on Another World, 
and Taylor on Third Watch, told her mother NOT
to watch that episode!)

New Magnet Ordered

I've just ordered another magnet for my collection.

Liturgical Abuses

I was horrified by the following item from this article.
Let me explain. In Latin America, beside the beautifully and carefully celebrated Masses associated with the major popular devotions, liturgical abuses are still alive and constitute a massive problem in the region.
It is not a situation of omitting or changing the rubrics here and there. The liturgical problems are much more serious. They consist of events like priests “concelebrating” the Mass with the youth at the rhythm of tropical songs in Colombia; “consecrating” cakes with Guayaba marmalade in Venezuela; a “reggae” Mass in Panama; or a priest celebrating with vestments portraying Batman and Robin while squirting holy water with a green-and-red water pistol in Mexico.
This is no exaggeration. Such abuses are happening now.
I read the article with a mixture of shock, disbelief, anger, and sadness.  These so-called Masses are sacrilegious.  They are also ridiculous, in the following sense:

ri·dic·u·lous  

/riˈdikyələs/
Adjective
Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd

As for that priest who uses a water pistol at Mass, my opinion is that someone should take his toys away and send him to his room!