Thursday, September 30, 2010


This Sunday Germany will finally finish paying reparation for WWI. Pretty exciting, huh?

Anyway, I found this article with some funny fake voicemail between France and Germany...well, mostly France demanding money.

My favorite part:

“Ah, just flipped on my television. See this is a bad time. I’ll call back.”

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I don't know if Michael has already posted this...

This is an article in defense of altar rails.

Maybe it's just because I grew up in a Church with an altar rail, but I've never seen them as something that says the altar is forbidden. It could be that I've gotten used to being on the altar because of my days as an altar server, but I've always thought the rail was a nice marking of where the altar begins.

I see more modern Churches and there seems to be no separation between the pews and the altar. I understand that the congregation wants to be more a part of Mass, but in the end the altar just appears to be, as the article points out, a table.

When we turn the Mass into something that does not emphasize how amazingly beautiful the Eucharist is, it simply becomes a gathering of people. The Mass is the greatest prayer in the Catholic faith, our God and King comes from Heaven to be with us in the form of bread! Shouldn't there be more importance placed on reverence than, everyone having a "special" part to play?