Not so much to see.
I was going to write about the past year's top stories but realized - nothing. I realized nothing - I just didn't want to have to go through the process of linking to the stories and digging up the dead again. After all, that has been kind of my motto recently: "Let the dead bury their dead" - but I'm not very good at it in practice...
However, now that I mention it...
The Corapi story. That was huge, wasn't it. I got in trouble for saying I wasn't surprised based on the fact he dyed his beard and started tanning. Other bloggers got in even more trouble for speculating, commenting, and expressing their disgust, and have since been labeled bad Catholics, and are forever under suspicion as being in cahoots with the USCCB and Fr. James Martin and the evil Jesuits. The wonderful thing about stories like these is that it reveals what a bunch of
For me the Corapi story was a good boost to my stats. Seriously. In the end, I'm not sure I cared so much about him - we all have our lives to live and we have to deal with the decisions and choices we make, and the consequences - which go along way after everything is said - but not done. He is doing what he wants to do, living his life the way he wants to live it - or at least that is what he says. I'm not too worried however, since as one holy priest once said; "O, the Holy Virgin, when one confides in her as a child, she never loses sight of you."
I suppose if I have realized anything it is that the scandals involving other priests, nuns - Mother Nadine of the teal blue scapular for instance, and the fall of monks and monasteries - which I posted about - in the end revealed more about me than it did them. It wasn't a nice picture.
Anyway - for me the biggest story of the year was just that - I grew a bit more in self-knowledge I think - I hope. I stand accused and my detractors are vindicated. At the last judgement when everyone gets to see my sins... It won't be pretty.
I need to pray many more rosaries, and pray them devoutly.