None of that, please.
Catholics across the country are eager to return to their parish churches after enduring months without access to the Mass. Dioceses are examining various ways in which they can safely commence public Masses and other forms of ministry. This is welcome news, but some thoughtful priests have cautioned against a rush to reopen. After all, the Church has only been closed during the balance of Lent and all of Eastertide, so there is no need to hurry back to Ordinary Time.
In a new customer-safety initiative, Lowe's home improvement warehouses today announced that they would be removing all sharp or pointy objects from store shelves. "Customer and Associate safety is our top priority," declared Rich Scareborough, Lowe's Vice President of Safety.
Mark Twain once explained that “all you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” These seem like fitting words to begin as I, quivering with emotion, scribe a few words on the death of the “fictional” Susan from the Parish Council. Her ignorance was inestimable, her confidence impenetrable, and her success undeniable.
If hunger is the best sauce for food, one might say humor is the best antiseptic for nasty microbes. I offer Remnant and Allium-Cepa readers an octave of limericks in response to Andrea Grillo’s “Open Letter on the ‘State of Liturgical Exception.’” (A more serious reply may be found here.)