"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Hot fun in Manhattan.
I don't know why it is but every time Fr. Z schedules a blognic in NYC I imagine it to be quite like something out of Mapp and Lucia and company. I wonder who could play Georgino?
I imagine the conversation centering around such important matters as the length of a cappa and the number of jewels embedded in a papal tiara. Jumping to the horrid heretics who do not appreciate the finer details of liturgical furnishings - lace and watered silk and the like. And of course the countless boasts of how many followers one has on one's blog, Facebook, or Twitter, as well as the count of hits per hour one receives... stats, stats, status! Waving iphones and ipads and blackberries about like girls showing off engagement rings. The room abuzz - Vatican whispers in the pub, as it were - SNAPping at the LCWR crones, dissecting what the rebuke of cardinals really says. Slavishly accurate appraisals of the Episcopate, and so on. Such fun!