Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | January 3, 2011

Blog re-branding

Since I’m the absolute administrator of this blog and determine its content or what not, a quick announcement.

For next semester, and for the future, I will be using this blog for my practice sermons that I’ll be doing for my classes next semester…critiques and commentary are appreciated….

As for my regular commentary on the world…that has moved here…

http://josephtheresemiodempost.blogspot.com

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 29, 2010

Thought of the day

I guess I should head back to confession…Justin Bieber sings a song that I can actually like. noooooooooooooooooo

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 28, 2010

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Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 28, 2010

My apologies

For not being at the blog and not writing much. Life has kept me busy…and today is no exception…

I’ve already been to lunch with Emmy, Rachel who no longer blogs…

and today going to lunch with Megan, going to be trying Persian food :D

as well as my friend Rosanna, so I’ll be in the OC

Who knew my popularity would increase once I got home, lol

**proceeds to hide in corner**

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas…and the things that make baby Jesus smile…and cry

Things that make Baby Jesus smile

1. Cassock and Surplices on servers

2. Gold Chalices

3. Tabernacle in the Middle

Things that make Baby Jesus cry

1. Altar girls…in male clerical dress

2. Ab libbing the Mass

3. Changing the Gloria for “Angels, we have heard on high”

4. Pouring of the Precious Blood after the Consecration

5. Not putting the seminarian reflection in the bulletin

6. an off key singer

7. Liturgical Dancing

Tis up to you to figure out which ones I saw during Mass for Christmas. May all of you have a blessed Christmas season :)

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 22, 2010

Thought of the day

It’s nice to go back home :)

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 20, 2010

Some thoughts before I go on vacation

a. The DREAM act

I was hanging out at Dymphna’s blog and loved her thoughts, and I’m going to give a few of my own.

1. The problem isn’t the principle of the so called DREAM act, but rather, who’s running it. The government can barely enforce its OWN immigration laws (Hence why Arizona proposed SB 1070 to enforce the laws that aren’t being enforced). How in the world do we expect them to enforce this one? Even though there are conditions that are supposed to protect against full amnesty. (Which The Church is against by the way (no, the USCCB is NOT the Church, it has ZERO Magisterial Authority EXCEPT when granted reginitio by the Vatican (which is almost never)). You and I both know how corrupt our government is and that this will not be enforced. People will take advantage of this and alas, we’ve now created a bigger problem than we had before.

2. The Law is the law regardless of your intention to break it or not. When you’re speeding down the freeway cutting people off left and right and he cop pulls you over. You get a ticket. (Unless the cop is a friend, you’re a cute female of course, then you’re let off the hook). There is a punishment when you break the law, in the case of speeding you get a fine.. How much you pay is depending on how much you were speeding obviously. Illegal immigration is no different, there is a punishment that needs to be handed out for breaking the law. Now what that punishment is can be up for debate. (Personally, I don’t think someone moving into the country through the back door is worthy of jail time, there’s far worse crimes on the books). I really do feel for these children who through no fault of their own were brought here illegally. I know more than one person in this state. Yet, nonetheless the law has been broken, which they’re supposed to respect if they move to another country (CCC 2241). The laws of our own country must be enforced before we even attempt to deal with the problems that we have. While we’re too busy bending over backwards to NK, China and Saudi Arabia and being broke to deport every single Illegal Immigrant, nor rich enough to grant them amnesty. I think what should be done is the following: 1. Enforce the laws that are on the books. 2. Punish harshly the companies that hire illegals 3. Those that have been here 5 years or < kick them out. b. Those that have been here 5 to 10 years, give them 6 months to a year to move. Those that have been here more than 10 years can work the prison system.

Some interesting things here

b. State of the Church address

The Best speech by our Holy Father, next to Ragensburg…..More like this please :)

c. This article on by a priest

Say it with me now, THE TERRORISTS ARE ORTHODOX PRACTICERS OF ISLAM, say it again, THE TERRORISTS ARE ORTHODOX PRACTICERS OF ISLAM. They are merely immitating muhammad, No such a thing as Moderate peaceful Islam, got it? Very good!

d. Refusal of the EF, could break communion with the Pope

Change the could to does and it’s perfect

e. Thoughts on my 1st semester of Seminary and Postulancy

Will be coming later :)

Pax Vobis

 

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 16, 2010

This is a step in the right direction

http://www.chantcafe.com/2010/12/prepare-way-for-simple-propers.html

An African Bishop on Summorum Pontificum, Mutual Enrichment, and the Reform of the Reform.

I wonder what would happen if this circulated the USCCB meetings on African American Liturgy?

Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 12, 2010

Blog Vacation

…I will not be blogging beginning tomorrow through the 21st of December to focus on my final exams…please pray for me…and I shall for you

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