Meanwhile, many things:
I was explaining to a philosopher friend of mine in Corpus Christi, Matthew Moore, about the Jewish habit of self-deprecation. The theory is that we do this to avoid someone else insulting us. For instance, if I call myself an old hag then others won’t! Matthew Moore said, “Oh, that’s like going to Confession, so God can’t tell you the same things on the Day of Judgment!
“Love the truth more than you hate the error.”
Here in Corpus Christi there is a wonderful priest, Fr. Farfarglia. (I'm reading one of his books.) At his parish, which is in a largely hispanic neighborhood, he seems to have combined lots that is good both in the old and the new. For example, in the small Church there is no choir loft. A woman leads the choir of children, 5 of them, from the side of the altar. But after the consecration, the children sing kneeling! He has an altar rail. At the daily Mass most kneel though some stand to receive Holy Communion. At the Sunday Mass, some kneel and receive on the tongue and others stand and receive in the hand.
(During the interim, while patiently awaiting Ronda's next blog, why not read the latest Goodbooks publication by an author Ronda discovered several years ago and with whom some of you might be familiar. Esther Le Beau-Kerr's LAST FLIGHT TO THE NEW JERUSALEM)