Wednesday, February 27, 2008

and...we have a bishop...

Of course, although none of this can fortell the future as it personally relates to me, I am of course interested in knowing where he stands on issues in general. After a quick google search, here's an excerpt he wrote from an article in First Things (referring to the questions of married priests, homosexuality, birth control, etc.) taken from http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=2140

"Manifestly, the Church is not indifferent to these questions. At every level of the Church’s life, they are endlessly discussed. Just because the Church does not change its teachings or practices does not mean that such questions are being ignored. Might it not be at least seemly for those who agitate for change to entertain the possibility that the Magisterium understands the problems as well as they do, or even that the Magisterium is right and they are wrong about how these problems are to be understood and addressed? "

Just a sample for those who might care. It also appears that he has celebrated the Extraordinary Form of the Mass somewhere in Detroit in the past. interesting.

and to reward those who have read thus far, here is a funny story. Mara definitely tumbled down the steps this morning. I can't figure out if anyone saw, there were people in the parking lot, but I was waiting for them to be like, "hey are you ok?" but they didn't say anything so maybe the didn't see. which would be better for my pride, heh heh. The steps had that white ice-melty stuff on them, but, uh, not the edges of them, which is where I stepped. And oops, down I slipped, 3 or 4 steps. And of course the 4 books I was carrying flew everywhere. And my gloves and other parts of me got covered in the white goo from the ice-melt stuff. hmph. But it must have looked pretty funny. I just sat there on the steps, rather stunned, trying to decide if I was hurt or not. I think I might get a nice bruise on my arm, that'll be interesting. ow. But it's actually even more funny, with it being winter, and how we are all bundled up, so, like, it really doesnt even hurt when you fall. hehe.

5 comments:

Gavin said...

I've dropped my Gregorian Missal into deep deep snow or mud more times than I'd care for my boss to find out about!

Guardian Angel #3837465749-2938 said...

I saw you

Mara Joy said...

wait, somebody seriously saw me? Or are you just pointing out that my guardian angel saw me?

totustuusmaria said...

I've been to several Tridentine Masses offered by Bishop Boyea. He apparently reluectantly did the first one, then started to really like them. I think this appointment is good news. Bishop Boyea is not extreme in any sense of the word, but he's more open to the older rites than is Bishop Mengeling.

Cantor said...

Dear Mara,

It’s not funny that you fell, but it is funny—and fortunate–that all the Michigan “winter padding” made you not get hurt from falling. :)