June 21, 2007

Proud to Be Catholic

Hey, this is Pride Week in the Twin Cities and Sunday is the Pride Parade that goes right past the Basilica of St. Mary and you know what that means.

Yes, it's time to come out and express your Catholicity. Don't be ashamed to proclaim it. Be proud, be gay! Be a gay Catholic today and always!!

I just think it's so fantastic that the parade has lots of rainbows. A reflection of Genesis 9: how much more old-school and counter-cultural can that be?

Fly your flag, pour yourself a fruity drink, and light up a fag!


Blogger Ray from MN said...

Do ya s'pose, Cathy of Alex, that there might be a special service at St Stephen's in Minneapolis?

June 21, 2007 8:45 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

Might I suggest a slight change to your last sentence? The reason I say so is that such a phrase, uttered by a priest very recently was actually completely and deliberately blown out of proportion, suggesting that he was advocating murder.

I don't believe for a moment he was advocating any such thing, nor are you. I think he was a dissident priest, one of the "social justice" sort who was missing the point, and I think he just got his verbs confused.

I know what you're saying and so do your regular readers, but guaranteed someone will come along to suggest a different intention.

Oh, and you should head over to the Society of St. Leo I to get excommunicated. :-)

I think every good Catholic deserves a good Excommunication.

June 21, 2007 9:28 PM  
Blogger Histor the Wise said...

Well, I'll be b-ggered!

(Not literally....)

June 21, 2007 10:01 PM  
Blogger Ma Beck said...

I have never heard the term "smoke a fag" used to mean "kill a homosexual."
I have on numerous occasions, however, heard "snuff him out" used to mean "kill him", which is what that priest said.
Was he really going to kill someone?
No, I doubt it.
Was he caught up in the moment? Yep, like he always is.
Does he think before he speaks? Ever?
Not to my knowledge.

June 21, 2007 10:09 PM  
Blogger Histor the Wise said...

I'm not going to say anything about the "smoke a fag" statement, lest my comments cross the bounds of good taste and modesty.

"Only steers and queers come from Texas." - R. Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket

June 21, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Cathy - I was going to do a similar post about pride week - this is weird - but I had a hook another hook to mine. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

Strange how some people will comment when you write something on the topic...but when I do...

I wonder if I should update my post on blogs I don't like?

There I go, being sensitive again!

June 21, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Histor the Wise said...

Need I mention that the quote above is patently false?

June 21, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

ma beck...I haven't heard that either, but given our current culture, and the reality that "smoke him" or "smoke whatever" could have a connotation to mean "kill", well...yeah. And yeah, the person in question we are talking about clearly doesn't think before speaking, and Cathy does.

I just have a feeling the comment could be taken out of context (as certain professional victims so love to do), and serve only to villify our dear Cathy. We know what she is saying, she knows what she is saying, and guaranteed that detractors would know what she is saying, but if it furthers someone else's political agenda to condemn a good Catholic woman, even with full realization of her innocence in the matter, that step will still be taken.

I don't like the world we live in, I don't like thinking this way, but unfortunately, has my current job taught me to do so, so has my own experience and the cultue around us.

By all means, smoke a fag..but not in this culture in teh context of Gay Pride when some faux-offended soul will falsely accuse Cathy not of suggesting someone light a cigarette, but that she is suggesting someone pull the trigger on someone wearing a rainbow.

I hate our culture...it seeks to cause us all to sink into fearful subservience...and I don't think any of us here have any desire to do so. That means that we also must watch our words (and boy, do I know about THAT!)

Cathy, you know I love you to death and I completely agree with what you are saying!

June 21, 2007 10:26 PM  
Blogger Ma Beck said...

True, we really do have to be overly-sensitive nowadays.
Well, to everyone but Catholics.

June 21, 2007 10:55 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Cath, In the post on June 19 on Giving People What they Want.... you used irregardless twice. Eeeeeeeek! Next you'll be calling me "most" unique. Is there a spell check on this blogger thingy? --- I am very, very nervous writing a comment for a librarian without using spell check. Knot that I cannn't speel or anithing likke that, you know:)

June 22, 2007 12:08 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Ooooops! Left the "y" off your name by accident --- really wasn't trying to be toooooo familiar (sp?)
Fruity drink sounds good as long as it's made with Splenda and I already "smoke fags" so I'm almost set to go. As soon as my rainbow dress is ready I'll be set to rock with best of them.
Thank God we don't have the "Rainbows" in North Idaho. We do have the New Age Catholics moving in - a big concern of mine. Something about teaching Yoga to 7th graders as part of a retreat that strikes me as weird. And, lets not forget about teaching centering prayer to all the little parish folks at our Fall Conference this year so they can haul it back to their parishes and make sure the CINO's focus on self and not God! Soon, very, very soon the local good nuns will all be Reiki masters and then my angst will blossom.
Dear God - send me a spell checker

June 22, 2007 12:22 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ok, I'll tweak it a tad but you see how it can still be misconstrued...which still makes my point (more to come later today). Words can be powerful and misconstrued, distored, misappropriated.

adrienne: Thanks! I'll look.

June 22, 2007 5:38 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Oops, I meant to say: distorted!

adrienne: I found the boo-boos, thanks!

June 22, 2007 5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I like the word "distored" and would like to see you define it and use it in a sentence. Then we can actually put it up on Wikipedia.

~ Adoro

June 22, 2007 6:07 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adoro: LOL!

June 22, 2007 7:58 AM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Adoro, I can use it in a sentence, "Irregardless that I resigned my position at Leaflet Missal, the owners distored me from returning as a customer."

June 24, 2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Terry: LOL! I'm going to tell Adoro you took up the challenge.

June 25, 2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

Terry, LOL! You got distored! And brownie points for using "irregardless"! (Who was it who called Cathy out on that one??? I can't remember, but she needs to check this out!)

June 25, 2007 11:15 AM  

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