Evening random thoughts
1.) I know it seems weird that I’d be critical of the “traditional” Catholics, yet prefer the old Benedictine Divine Office. For me, it’s a personal devotion. Were I under a canonical obligation to it, I’d gladly use the ICEL version. I did for a couple of years, anyway. Secondly, if you hear of a Catholic who likes some things in Latin, the expectation is that they’re one of “them.” In reality, Latin is still the official language, and I think it needs reclaiming from the groups who’re in open schism. It’s every bit as much my heritage as theirs.
2.) Something more important: Word on the street is that Doctor Who is coming back for its 29th season in March. (I pretend that the TV movie done in ’96 didn’t exist.)
3.) Interesting post over at Sr. Susan’s blog about Last Supper art, including an interesting fact about Andy Warhol. Apparently he was Catholic, and a devout one, at that. (The fact surprised me, like I was surprised to hear that Kevin Smith is a practicing Catholic, as well.) It’s kind of encouraging to hear of people who practice the faith, and work it into their work. (Although I don’t know if I’d call Kevin Smith’s films art, no matter how much I laughed at “Clerks” and “Dogma.”) That’s what I’m trying to get at in my dissertation: a Catholic work, but one that doesn’t rely upon pure externals. I know. Baby steps.