Sunday, June 10, 2007
Hey! You won't believe the horrible, horrible oppression that's going on at this Australian parish:
St. Vincent's Redfern
This is a really neat parish with lots of aboriginal things and such, and it's pretty clear that they know how to be church. They even used to have a priest named Ted Kennedy! As Britnee would say, OMG! Unfortunately Ted Kennedy died and Cardinal Pell sent in a bunch of head-knockers from Bolivia or something, who really aren't church and who tried to remove a statue of an aboriginal womyn giving birth from the altar. One of the parishioners saw this blasphemy and prevented it from being removed. No clericalism at this parish, I'll tell you! There's also a really cool flag hanging from the altar which I think I'm going to get copied to hang in SOV2 as a sign of solidarity.
Also, in solidarity with the indigent peoples of Australia, I'm going to start including the indigent peoples of America in our liturgical celebrations. I've asked Maryann to see how we can work in a prayer to the Great Manitee, and I've decided to start using tobacco instead of incense in that incense-burning thing I have to wave around sometimes.