February 12, 2011

Veiling

Ok, I'm a week late on commenting. Like Terry, I've taken to not commenting on blogs because why give away my best stuff for free?!

Really, that's not it at all, I'm not commenting on anyone's blogs these days because I just don't have time to read any of them. I don't want anyone to be offended or take it personally! I'm an equal opportunity offender!

But,in this day of Catholic Blog Voting people are so touchy. I was going to post a video of me dancing a Bolero to spike my stats and further convince Tom in Vegas that even the very wise can be complete fools!

So, anyway, what's the point?

Oh!

Several days ago, over at a well known priest's blog, I voted that women veil in church but it should be OPTIONAL-not mandatory. I know. Shocking that an uber-Catholic chick that does veil at Mass and owns about 12 veils in different colors and styles should say that! I should be pushing every woman to veil as I do, right?

No. See I'm all about CHOICE over here at "Recovering Dissident". I support a woman's right to choose, like I support a baby's right to live! Huh?

I finished the bottle of gin LarryD gave me!

Friends, I have bigger battles to fight at Mass than worrying about women veiling. I'm trying to get people to dress for Mass like it really means something! I'm trying to get people to dress up! I'm trying to get people to get dressed! I don't care if a woman is Lector and wears a veil to read the Scriptures to the Faithful. I care if she's got 5 miles of cleavage and a skirt up to Venus. Have you seen how people dress to approach the altar of the Lord? I've seen guys read who look like they are running out to go fishing right after Communion. Hello! Let's get some perspective here people!

Here endeth the post.

6 Comments:

Blogger Mary Rose M. said...

You crack me up! "Skirt up to Venus..." Boy, ain't it the truth.

Someday I'd love to see some photos of your veils. Angela Messenger wants to have a fashion contest. ;-)

February 12, 2011 4:47 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

I can testify that Cath has chapel veils in all the proper liturgical colors, included Rose for Gaudete and Laetare Sundays and if I'm not mistaken, the proper colors for the Maronite, Ukrainian and Byzantine Catholic Rites found hereabout.

Don't know about the SSPX colors, though. Although she definitely has black.

February 12, 2011 10:45 PM  
Blogger Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

A veil is among other things, a quiet sign of a woman’s obedience.

During Mass, they speak more loudly then the Priest during his sermon.

Sort of like the woman that told her Priest:

“I call you Father not because I like you, but to remind you of your responsibility towards souls, and how Christ will one day judge you in the performance of your Holy Ministry.”

When a Priest looks upon his sheep, he gets a clear, strong message from the veiled women.

A woman wearing a veil in Church is also telling the men:

"Man up”.

So much theology in a little piece of cloth not even Chesterton could beat it.

My mommy used to have a mantilla with big roses on it.

When she died, I purchased a new one for her to wear to her particular judgment.

Her mantilla helped teach me there is a difference between girls and boys.

God bless mommies.

*

February 13, 2011 2:16 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

Ray, too funny that you mention the other rites; I first saw a mantilla chick at a Byzantine Rite church. She was a visitor to the parish as I was.

I've met the woman from the Orthodox church who was the first locally to throw off her Babushka.

February 13, 2011 1:41 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

You know, fer a lady from the far north, we got a lot of ideas the same

February 13, 2011 6:38 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Redneck: I agree!

Mary Rose: I'd love that fashion show! Terry wants to come too.

Nan: Where'd she throw it?

St. Michael: Good points.

Ray: You forgot to mention my Gopher and State of MN/L'etoile du Nord inspired ones! I'm terribly upset.

February 14, 2011 12:27 PM  

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