After a conversation about that she was quite for a few more moments and then said:
"Mommy, I've decided that when I grow up I need to go away to be a nun. That way I can pray for..." there was a long pause here and I thought she was going to say "the world" since we'd talked about our Pope Emeritus going away to pray for the world, but instead she said: "for Maggie to stop being so naughty and" (here I've wracked my mind for what the offense was and I believe I remember) "throwing her food on the ground when we're eating."
When I remembered this conversation and told Paul last night he thought, as the person who does the dinner clean up on nights that he's home, that it was a pretty good idea.
He's now four months old and he weighed in at 17 lbs 3 oz (making him a pound lighter than Mae was at the same age) and but 27 inches (which makes him our tallest baby). No wonder he feels so long and skinny to me. Although I have to admit, he's not as light in the Moby wrap as he used to be. Mass is definitely a shoulder workout now.
I expected a certain amount of "we don't know what we're talking about, but they pay us to talk, so we're just going to keep blabbing and make it up as we go along" from the national media. I mean, when it comes to the Church, that's what they do (after all, we just endured the weeks of "Will it be a woman? Will the new pope make womyn priests? Will he okay gay marriage? Will he bring the Church into the twenty first century by saying contraception is okay?").
But after reading everything I could about our new Pope and doing a little happy dance around the living room I was shocked to wake up the day after his election to comments by "trads" about things they'd "heard" about the new pope.
Now as regular readers know, our family tends to be pretty traditional. We go to the Latin Mass when we can (and since there's one down the street that's most of the time). I wear headcoverings and skirts (and no I don't care if you do or think it's required, just to cut of that conversation off before it starts). We plan on homeschooling... the list goes on and on. So I guess we'd fall into the "trad" category.
Which might be why I was extra embarrassed when I began reading things like: "Well I heard that the new Pope outlawed receiving the Eucharist on the tongue" on my facebook stream. I had to take a deep breath and not type anything because it would have been way too mean. I needed to stew for a few days and then write this not so quick Quick Take.
So if anyone who's reading here is panicking about things they've "heard" take a deep breath and remember that not everything everyone says on the internet is true. And maybe read this from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and word likely to cause them unjust injury. He becomes guilty:
- of rash judgment who, even tacitly, assumes as true, without sufficient foundation, the moral fault of a neighbor;
- of detraction who, without objectively valid reason, discloses another’s faults and failings to persons who did not know them;
- of calumny who, by remarks contrary to the truth, harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgments concerning them.
And then stop yourself from getting in a tizzy and having a public meltdown about a new Pope who's only been in office a few days and sit back and watch a while and see what he actually does. You don't have to do a happy dance around the kitchen with me, but at the very least stop gossiping and detracting based on what someone on the internet said he might have done. And maybe, if you're really worried, pray a couple extra rosaries instead of telling everyone how angry you are online.
Because honestly, if the guy has been this outspoken about this:
then he's not some super liberal who's going to fulfill the liberal dream of "bringing the Church into the 21st century."
|from Catholic Memes|
Eggs make me the saddest. And then potatoes. Because potato starch is a major substitute in allergy free foods. But I've tested and retested and he is definitely not okay with them.
On the upside I did make gluten free egg free pizza last night and it was awesome! I'll work out the recipe soon so I can share it!
Now to take the ballerina to ballet so that she can twirl and prance!
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