Monday, March 17, 2008

Pseduo-Holy-Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Oh, wait a minute. The normal feast day is during Holy Week this year. Even though it is an optional memorial, the celebration of the feast was transfered to March 15, so as to not interfere with the somberness (and spiritual preparation) of this week.

So, my greeting is belated.

I wonder how many parties happened last Saturday. Or how many will take place tonight. And have you noticed a series of commercials sponsored by a certain alcoholic beverage company, using the angle of petitioning to make today an official national holiday and interviewing the symbols of other national holidays for their reaction?

It's clever. It also demeans even more the contribution of this bishop.

Remember the shamrock?

As a reminder of how he was totally dedicated to God (as should we be), I link back to my post of two years ago. As he did, so should we cover ourselves with the armor that is Christ.

Erin Go Braugh!

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