Daily Archives: December 27, 2009

Attention Liberal Liturgists: “All” is not a noun

“It matters little if you are considered ill-bred and still less if you are taken for hypocrites: indeed, you will gain by this, because only those who understand your language will come to see you. If one knows no Arabic, one has no desire to talk a great deal with a person who knows no other language. So worldly people will neither weary you nor do you harm — and it would do you no small harm to have to begin to learn and talk a new language; you would spend all your time learning it. You cannot know as well as I do, for I have found it out by experience, how very bad this is for the soul; no sooner does it learn one thing than it has to forget another and it never has any rest. This you must at all costs avoid; for peace and quiet in the soul are of great importance on the road which we are about to tread.” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 20, para. 5).

Catholic Geek Slogans #3

“May the Lord be With You!”

(That’s Sir Alec Guinness, Catholic convert, as G. K. Chesterton’s Fr. Brown, long before he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars; Guinness also played Pope Innocent in Brother Sun, Sister Moon).