Friday, August 25, 2006

Another Meme
Paul at Regular Thoughts tagged me

If you could meet and have a deep conversation with any five people on earth, living or dead, from any time period, who would they be?" (Explaining why is optional.) Name five people from each of the following categories:

Saints, Those in the Process of Being Canonized, Heroes from your native country, Authors/Writers, celebrities.

Hmmmm. OK, got it!

Saints:
The Blessed Virgin (Just to see her would be enough)
Pope St. Peter (No explanation needed)
St. James Matamoros (Thanks for kicking lots of muslim ass)
Pope St. Pius X (Thanks for kicking lots of Modernist ass)
Pope St. Pius V (Thanks for kicking lots of heretical ass)

Being Canonized:
Pope Urban II (See; St James Matamoros)
Fr. Solanus Casey (Such a simple, holy man)
Fr. Vincent Capodanno (A modern day warrior-priest)
Fr. Diego San Luis Vitores (Converted the Chamorro people of the Mariannas Islands)
Emperor Charlemagne (I think should have been canonized long ago)

Heroes:
Antonio Diaz Perez (My grandfather, and I'd ask him about life during the occupation of Guam during WWII)
Fr. Jesus Duenas (My 2d cousin. He was tortured and eventually beheaded by the Japanese for not betraying six US sailors he helped hide during the war. He often irritated the Japanese by humming "God Bless America" in front of them)
Lt Gen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC (What Marine WOULDN'T want to meet Chesty?)
Lt Gen James Longstreet, CSA (Why'd you convert?)
President Theodore Roosevelt (I'd ask him about his thoughts on making America a world power)

Writers:
St Jerome (Just to say thanks)
Fr Malachi Martin (Thanks for warning us)
GK Chesterton (Thanks for the blinding common sense)
CS Lewis (Same as above)
Alfred E. Newman (What, me worry?)

Celebrities:
John Wayne (You talkin' to me, pilgrim? Another convert)
Mel Gibson (A fine Catholic gentleman)
Grace Kelly (A fine Catholic lady)
Terry Kath (Excellent guitarist for Chicago. Died much too young)
Quentin Tarantino (Ok, I'm kinda weird)

Tagged:
Cletus
Dave/Amy
Chris (The World... IMHO)
Chris (The Crescat)
Jay

8 Comments:

Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Ditto my comment on the meme below.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

In regards to you're question...

All in good time sir, still two years before I get into Law School you know! Thanks for the compliment though, I have no problem with the hammer and anvil that's for sure.

By the way, thanks to inspiration from you I saw the Quiet Man. What a great movie! Do I take it, the film is based on your life story?

1:43 AM  
Blogger 4HisChurch said...

I'd forgotten about Charlemagne. My aunt traced one of our family lines back to him.

I'll give you Grace Kelly--I almost put her down myself. I don't know about "gentleman" for Gibson, but his Passion of the Christ is unsurpassed.

1:13 PM  
Blogger prevat2 said...

Saints:
The Blessed Virgin (Who would not want to see Our Lady and simply say thank you for saying “yes.”)
St. Peter (No explanation needed.)
St. Paul (How did you really feel about St. Peter?)
St. John (What was Our Lady like?)
St. Augustine (For everything you wrote.)
Pope St. Pius V (Thanks for codifing the Mass of the Ages)
Pope St. Pius X (Thanks for kicking lots of Modernist ass. Agreed!)
St. Thomas More (Thank you for holding a king to account. Thank you for holding firm in the Faith.)
Bishop St. John Fisher (Thank you for giving an incredable example that most post-Vatican II bishops couldn’t begin to follow.)

Being Canonized:
Cardinal John Henery Newman (For proving the historical roots of the One, True Faith.)
Pope Pius XII (Thank you for upholding orthodoxy)
Archbisop Fulton Sheen (For teaching the Faith and for understanding the power and evil of communism.)
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (Well, he should be!)
Pope Paul VI & Pope John Paul II (Yea, right! Now just what the hell were you two thinking?)

Heroes:
St. Thomas More (Again, you are one of my greatest heroes!)
President Theodore Roosevelt (For balls made of solid brass.)
Winston Churchill (For balls made of solid brass.)
Lt Gen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC (For balls made of solid brass.)
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (Without you, Tradition would have died in 1965.)
Every Marine I ever knew (Except for one or two.)
For every young American man who continues to answer the call to duty (For balls made of solid brass.)

Writers:
St Jerome
Cardinal John Henery Newman
Fr Malachi Martin (Thanks for warning us. Agreed!)
GK Chesterton
CS Lewis (For “Mere Christianity.”)

Celebrities:
John Wayne (But I’d have to ask him, “Why did you not serve in WWII? You pussy!”)
Mel Gibson (But I’d have to ask him, “Now what’s the real scoop?”)
Joan Chin (Need I say more?)
Kay Lenz (Great skinny blond of many a “B” movie, but a real important part of my teenage years!)
Robert Duvall (Loved “True Confessions” and “The Great Santini.”
Robert DeNiro (Loved “True Confessions,” “The Mission,” “Heat,” and “TheGodfather-Part II.”

1:20 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

4HisChurch,
Sure Mel Bibson's a gentleman! Hey, we ALL make mistakes... but look at the way he conducted himself afterwards. Grace and class. A true gentleman!

PV2, LOL!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

Charlemagne was canonised. Unfortunately, it was by an anti-Pope, Paschal III. However, while Rome never officially approved the move, his cultus was approved for his capital Aachen. His Feast Day is January 27, which is my son Charles Albert Mary's Nameday!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

JM,
Anti-popes don't count, hence, neither does the anti-canonization of Chalemange

4:45 PM  
Blogger 4HisChurch said...

Vir Speluncae Catholicus--that is very true!! I see your point.

8:52 PM  

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