Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Ordaining / Local / Raveonettes

#1 This is bananas. Nine women are going to be ordained as Catholic priests on July 25th, according to today's National Post, Edmonton Journal and Ottawa-Citizen. These women are following the examples of seven other women in Europe, a group called The Danube Seven. What kicks me is that some of these nine women are apparently married or divorced. Alright, grant it, grant that the attitude of Invisible Rome concerning female deacons and priests is unfair to both sexes—what about the Church's attitude toward male married priests? Zonk! There isn't any attitude. The married state is never allowed. What about the Church's attitude toward divorce? Zing! There isn't any attitude. The divorced state is disavowed (whoa! don't bring your puns to town!). These women aren't seeking equal treatment at all. If these nine aren't rabble-rousers, scofflaws, quarrellers, false Catholics, remnants from the Army of Mary, religiously-debauched social-engineers, will someone tell me who they are? And getting ordained on the St. Lawrence River near Ganonoque so as not to be under the direct authority of the adjacent archdioceses of Kingston or Ogdensburg means these nine are acting outside of the Catholic Church and are cowardly. And what are the reasons these nine consider themselves worthy of being ordained? "We bring the wisdom of life experience," says the only Canadian in the group. Yes, surely you are the only wise! What about the life experiences of some old patriarchal Buddhist in Calcutta or Nepal? Certainly, he, too, is now worthy of being ordained in the Catholic Church. Invite him, you hypocritical nine! These women also state that celibacy and sexual orientation are not an issue within the womenpriest movement. Really? I told an old professor once that certain properties had nothing to do with each other, being completely opposite to each other. He replied that, on the contrary, such a state between those properties meant they had everything to do with each other. I had nothing to say. He was right.

#2 The next solid local isn't until the end of June (unless it's 5 O'Clock Charlie kicking along with some Storyboard spaceout on the 17th) when the All Purpose Voltage Heroes sock-hop around The Starlite on the 30th. C'mon, hipsters, scenesters, homestyles all. I mean, one of the APVH's songs is titled "Bombs In Reverse Build Cities"! And look at this shiny present—Cadence Weapon will be there, too, showing the cowboys how to spin some rope tricks. I'll be standing in line for this one, son, decked out with long hair and a gentlemanly attitude. What will you be sporting?

#3 The Raveonettes! The Raveonettes! The Raveonettes!

Reading: Hippolyte's Island + Barbara Hodgson
Listening: "That Great Love Sound" + The Raveonettes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please let me know if you're looking for a author for your blog. You have some really great posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd love to write some content
for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
Please shoot me an email if interested. Many thanks!

My web blog - garbage disposal troubleshooting