Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New December Holyday?

Frankly, I thought Terry Berres was kidding..but he's not.

Bishop Richard Sklba will join the Congregation of Great Spirit Parish in Milwaukee for their Winter Solstice

One wonders which Propers are used for that celebration.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sigh.

That's all I really can think to say at this point...

Billiam said...

??Winter Solstice? Isn't that, like, a pagan celebration?

Dad29 said...

Yah. It's pagan.

Billiam said...

And you want to convince me to return the the Catholic church why?

Dad29 said...

Two reasons: The Church is indefectible, but (obviously) its members are not--what counts is the Church...

Second, you can't HAVE this much fun with non-denom ministers...

M.z. forrest said...

To be precise, pagan would imply an offering to fictionalized gods. The bishop I'm confident is making his offering to the one true God. He's just doing so in an obnoxious manner prone to cause scandal.

Dad29 said...

MZ, you are a very kind fellow, indeed.

Obnoxity is the least-troublesome aspect of the Bishop's persona.

Besides, the article doesn't say ANYTHING about 'making an offering' at all.

Billiam said...

I'll concede that it is fun, although, the Pastor at the Church I went to in Two Rivers is a Vikings fan. We ALL had lots of fun with him!

M.Z. Forrest said...

I don't regularly attend the parish in Two Rivers. I usually run out to Whitelaw. I imagine you are speaking of the prior priest, because our current one in Two Rivers is quite apt to throw references to the Packers into his homily. Who would have thought Najeh's troubles with the Pack would be sermon material?

Dad29,
It's the time of year of the winter solstice. What better time to grant goodwill! :D

Anonymous said...

What exactly is wrong about the Anishinabe who are Catholic attending to the seasonal changes with prayer? Or is the problem that they have a "nationality parish" at all, not being European?

We all used to attend to the seasons with prayer, the Catholic Workers and some others of us still do, it's called the Ember Days.

Dad29 said...

You're exactly right, Karen.

They are called "Ember Days."

That's what the Roman Catholic Church calls them.