About Me

My photo
I was born, I'm currently living, and will eventually die. After that I face my judgment, and we'll talk then.


Friday, September 14, 2007

September 14, 2007

Today is a busy day. It is the feat of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a great feast for the Church (although not high enough for us to eat meat today. Snff!). You want to know what this feast is about? Here, this is a good summery of the history behind the feast from the Catholic News Agency website:

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320, under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem and the dedication, in 335, of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine which mark the site of the Crucifixion.

Today is also important because it is the 30th Anniversary of the College. For 30 years the College has been teaching students Truth. We have a busy weekend ahead of us. Later today is a special convocation honoring three founders of Catholic colleges that appeared around the 70s, here, TAC, and Franciscan. After that is Mass, offered by Archbishop Burke of St. Louis, an apparently very conservative bishop. He has been one of the loudest episcopal voices against Pro-Choice politicians receiving Holy Communion. I'm one of the servers. I'm trembling inside. After Mass will be some food, music, and then, if the rain holds off, some fireworks. Tomorrow there will be a sort of festive dinner and a dance that night.

Today is also the day that Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum (see my previous posts) goes into effect. That means priests can say the Traditional Mass on their own discretion, with out the explicit approval of the local bishop. This should be interesting to see how things play out in the next year or so.

So that's the abbreviated roundup. Hopefully nothing bad will happen.

Wow, that was dire.

No comments:

Post a Comment