Well we are back from Denver. Lord, I really hate the drive. Ten long hours, and Nebraska is really really flat. But it was great to be able to spend some time with my parents.
The traffic in Denver is awful at least in comparison to Des Moines. I really do like living here. Bit if we have another winter like last years, I think the whole state of Iowa is going to move to Arizona.
Deacon predicts that it is going to be a mild winter. I hope that he right.
I am working on a post about homosexuality and same sex marriage, but it is slow going probably because I am so tired today. It also didn’t help that our Pastor called up and asked why we weren’t at the meeting yet. Umm What meeting?
Ooops! The good Monsignor forgot to call one of his Deacons last week to inform us of his meeting with the Deacons an their wives concerning faith formation planning for the next several months. My husband was able to come from work, and I made it eventually.
Anyway Monsignor Pope has a great post on the Biblical and heavenly roots of the liturgy:
Catholics are often unaware just how Biblical the Sacred Liturgy is. The design of our traditional churches, the use of candles, incense, golden vessels, the postures of standing and kneeling, the altar, the singing of hymns, priests wearing albs and so forth are all depicted in the Scriptures. Some of these details were features of the ancient Jewish Temple, but most all of these are reiterated in the Book of Revelation which describes the liturgy of heaven. Read the whole thing here.
Our Bishop wants us to read this statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Here it is en Espanol.