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Monday, June 25, 2007

Rarely have I so wanted to be right.

I'm still mulling the MySpace mass below. I have a post brewing, but the short of it is this: it takes a "perfect storm" of breakdowns in the culture, Church and family to get to something like that.

It's impossible to picture forty years ago--yes, even in the go-go Sixties--a priest or anyone with the Church's imprimatur, saying "We're going to celebrate a Jubilee Mass for the local Franciscan Sisters. I need three young ladies in the parish to dance about the altar dressed in these."

The reaction would have been most unaffirming, I think.

The bad news, of course, is: here we are.

The good news is that all it takes are a couple of broken links in the chain along the way to make sure it doesn't happen again. Of course, it's going to take a lot of hammering to break the links, but it's not like we have much of a choice.

So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

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