Hey! Well, first of all, let me say that I know we are way behind in 'blogging here at SOV2. After my pilgrimage in Europe, I needed to take some time off, so I went on retreat to (you guessed it!) Maggie Valley. While I was gone, Fr. Juno said the homily on Sunday. I know you people voted for him, and we believe in running the Church as a Democracy, but really people! Anyway, as I promised to "post" his homily to the 'blog, I'll do so as soon as I can get around to it. There's a tape recording of the homily and frankly Fr. Juno is difficult to understand, so I'm going to see if I can get someone from SSLI to lend a hand in translating some of the crazy parts.
Which brings me to my reason for 'blogging today. You will never guess what I found in my mailbox today. A copy of Envoy Magazine. Now for those of you who haven't seen this unsightly rag, a little background is necessary. About three years ago, I got tired of constantly having to explain to my fellow faith communicants about how Envoy was messing up everybody's heads with their neocath, ultra rad-trad phariseeism. I had a couple of young faith communicants come to me and ask a lot of questions that I knew were just straight out of Envoy, things like "but the Church says it's wrong to be gay" and "but the Church says it's wrong to have womyn priests," and stuff like that. And then it would take me hours and hours of explanation. Sometimes I'd even have to tell these people that they weren't being Church, and wouldn't be allowed in the building unless they started being Church.
Then I had enough, so I wrote a really scathing letter to the people at Envoy, all about how they were being pharisees. And it must have really got to them, because they stopped their magazine. You know, it's kind of scary to realize that you have that kind of power, but it's something I have to live with - I guess I don't know the force of my own intellect, and crazy things can happen, like when I debated Christopher Hitchens.
Then, like a bolt out of the blue, today this magazine shows up again. These people just won't learn their lesson. So I'm working on a new letter to send to them. With any luck, it will make them stop their magazine permanently.