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I Am Boring And So Are You

April 2nd, 2011, Promulgated by Bernie

From The National Catholic Register

by Pat Archbold

One of my number one rules of blogging, aside from a three drink limit and a ban on bathtub blogging, is don’t write about Sr. Joan Chittester.  It is boring.

That said, I am breaking my rule today because my topic du jour is boring.  Not that my topic IS boring, but my post is ABOUT boring.  So I judge it ok to break my rule this time.

So fair warning,  I am now going to quote Sister.  Please do not read this quote if you are operating heavy machinery…

More here.



6 Responses to “I Am Boring And So Are You”

  1. Scott W. says:

    Granted, her words clack along like a long line of railroad cars, but I don’t find it boring in the sense that when she says we are on a “lifelong journey to the center of the self”, she gives the shop away. This isn’t Catholicism, this is a pernicious brew of secular progressivist unitarian therapy-speak. Now you understand all those hymns that sound like massage-parlor music: Therapy is all about the self.

    This is why the new translation is such a Stalingrad momemt for this worldview: Lose control of the language, and you have lost the argument.

  2. Ben Anderson says:

    Those Archbold boys can write!

  3. Mike says:

    Amen, Ben.

    “We hold certain untruths to be self evident,” “pantsuit pantheists,” “panthodox” and “megalo-mundane” – all in the space of a mere 100 words. Sheer linguistic artistry.

  4. Abaccio says:

    I have found within my home parish a copy of one of Basil Pennington’s centering prayer books. I’m looking for a good time to permanently borrow/burn that piece o’ heretical crap.

  5. Eliza10 says:

    What a terrific article. A really un-boring short little discussion on boring! When I converted, I was astonished at how boring the DOR homilies are, as well as the articles and columns in the Catholic Courier (especially our bishop’s column). This article explains why.

  6. Matt says:

    It’s true! There seems to be, to borrow a word from Diane, a lack of ZEAL around these parts. Not so at OLV or St Stanislaus, or the St. Irenaeus Center! I wonder what’s different….hmm?

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