Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Words I've Been Searching For For Decades
...and they were right in front of me the whole time

A tip o' me helmet to fellow Traddie, Steve Skojec. Two simple but glaringly obvious words can say so much.

Here's just a slice of the post from InsideCatholic.com. (Emphasis mine)
This past Sunday... I noticed the arrival of two women in their sixties who clearly looked like they did not belong. Processing up the aisle in search of a seat, they were dressed very casually, with the short-cropped, boyish, almost intentionally unattractive hairstyles that seem to be de rigeur for the aging members of America's post-feminism movement. They stood out in a sea of suits, ties, dresses, and chapel veils.

As I looked at them (they were partially blocking my view of the altar, so I couldn't help it), I felt not my usual twinge of irritation at the guardians of "Me-Church," but instead a kind of amused pity. They couldn't perform their non-conformist schtick, mad-libbing their way through responses that, in Latin, they couldn't understand. Hindered by the liturgical language barrier and unfamiliar with the posture of the priest, they were also unable to determine when to hold hands inappropriately during the "Our Father" and were ritually deprived of the showy displays of human affection afforded them by the Sign of Peace.

In other words, the liturgical experience in which they found themselves was horizontal-proof. It resists by its very essence all efforts to make it conform to Man. Instead, within its confines, man (or womyn, if you prefer) must conform to God.

3 Comments:

Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Congrats to Steve. His piece is brilliant.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

I just read that! Do you notice that many of the comments whine about Steve's "judgementalism" etc? LOL! People get so caught up in "be nice or you'll hurt feeeeEEEEeeeeelings" that they totally miss the point.

I still can't believe one woman used the word "icky" ...

3:35 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Pair of lesbians? Ooops! How cynical and non-PC of me.

3:18 PM  

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