Tag Archives: disobedience

Suffer the Children

This is a follow-up to an article I’m fairly certain I blogged (but can’t seem to find). I usually attend masses performed by fathers of the Oratorian Community (of Saint Philip Neri). This particular oratory caters mostly to college students. When I go to a parish for mass, I’m appalled by the the misbehavior of […]

As(s)ine Legislation

Spanking is not ipso facto physical abuse. Furthermore, abusus non tollit usus – the abuse of a thing does not destroy it’s right use. CALIFORNIA TO CONSIDER OUTLAWING SPANKING The story notes it would be a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine up to $1,000, although a legal expert […]

Behavior Correction

I like this family's creative solution for disciplining disobedient and disrespectful children. "The kids were naughty, Dad put the presents on eBay instead of under the tree, and Mom's been crying ever since. Now, even the tree is down." I think coal in the stockings would have made a nice finishing touch. 😉

Pencils Down

This one one irks me. An archbishop in Brisbane, Australian has spoken out against what he calls “spying in church”. He wants people to stop taking notes of liturgical abuses. To a certain extent, I understand where he’s coming from. Sacrifice and worship should be the focus of the mass, not keeping track of every […]

Delayed Reaction

This morning someone commented on an entry I posted July 31. “Dude, you were raised lutheran, you were an agnostic and now you think you’re like, what, the pope’s right hand man? Take it from this cradle catholic and quit judging people. Don’t think you can just crash the party and start playing the records […]