The ordinary form of Catholicism.
Father used a quote from America magazine in his homily. Nothing wrong with that of course. It was a remark about the Passion of Christ. Although, if he was a Catholic blogger - he's not and he doesn't read blogs - but if he was, and he wrote that on his blog, or even admitted he read the magazine, he would probably be reprimanded sharply. Catholic bloggers should not be surprised however, that most urban diocesan priests and almost all regular religious communities - OFM, OP, SJ, OCSO, and so on, also receive and frequently read publications such as America, Commonweal, both NCR's, and maybe OSV, along with their diocesan papers. And how many Catholic school principals attended the Los Angeles Religious Ed Congress? See. In other words, that's still the real ordinary form for the Catholic Church in the United States. (And Austria, I might add.)
What can I say?
So anyway - my job is pretty much done here. My Lenten charity that is. Lent is just about over and I've been posting regularly as a teeth-grinding penance for most of those who know me and read this blog. I know! My latest blog posts especially have been verging on the insane, I hope you have noticed? I'm actually serious about the topics I've written on, but as always with my posts, I like to mix in a bit of humor. In fact I've been having fun pretending I'm the guy from Invasion of the Body Snatchers*, warning y'all: 'they're here already!' Obviously, long time readers knew that, although I'm not sure new readers have been picking up on that aspect.
*Critics of the first production believed the film was a metaphor for either the McCarthy-era witch hunt, or the infiltration of Communists into American institutions and society. Kind of two sides of the same coin really - which is another point BTW.