Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
In his chapter on "The Coldness of Chloe", I could not help but think of some discussions that have taken place regarding skirt wearing. Only Chesterton could expound on skirt wearing in this way:
How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.
~G.K. Chesterton: Collected Works, Volume IV, pp. 118-119
...a little while ago it was common for an "advanced" woman to claim the right to wear trousers; a right about as grotesque as the right to wear a false nose. Whether female liberty is much advanced by the act of wearing a skirt on each leg I do not know...It is quite certain that the skirt means female dignity, not female submission; it can be proved by the simplest of all tests. No ruler would deliberately dress up in the recognized feters of a slave; no judge would appear covered with broad arrows. But when men wish to be safely impressive, as judges, priests or kings, they do wear skirts, the long trailing robes of female dignity. The whole world is under petticoat government; for even men wear petticoats when they wish to govern.
In "The Pedant and the Savage", Chesterton's insights seem particularly acute for a man.;)
...the woman does not work because the man tells her to work and she obeys. On the contrary, the woman works because she has told the man to work and he hasn't obeyed.
I am looking forward to reading more of this book.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
*Edited May 20, 2007: My mommy finally added a photo of me. I know that the hat (a gift from my nanny's friend) looks silly, but it made my siblings giggle.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Patrick: "Mommy, please can we watch a video."
Me: "No, you may not watch a video."
Patrick: "Theresa, Mommy said that only I can watch a video."
As the female postal carrier left our driveway, Patrick kept saying, "Goodbye, ladyman! Goodbye, ladyman!"
Open it to page 161.
Find the fifth full sentence.
Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.
Don't search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
True Devotion to Mary is on my nightstand (1966 edition).
"'I will draw them to Me.' says God by the mouth of the prophet, 'by the chains of love.'"
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I am still taking a break, but on Wednesdays I have a pro-life obligation that requires me to use the computer.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I once heard Fr. Corapi say that St. Teresa of Avila said that a little black box would ruin the family. Fr. Corapi mentioned that the black box was probably the television; I believe that it may be the computer. My family is not experiencing problems and I don't want it to do so.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Brigid sent the following at the beginning of the week:
At Three minutes and Four seconds after 2 AM on
the 6th of May this year, the time and date will be
This won't happen again in our lifetimes.
This too will only happen once in our lifetime.
On May 6th at 9 minutes and 10 seconds after 8 AM, the date
and time will be: 05/06/07 08:09:10.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
I looked over the book and told my husband that it wasn't the book that I had put on hold, but I was glad that he had checked it out for me. It turned out that it was the book that I had put on hold and I couldn't be more delighted. I thouroughly enjoyed Fr. Schall's introduction and now I am loving reading What's Wrong with the World.
Among the many things that leave me doubtful about the modern habit of fixing eyes on the future, none is stronger than this: that all the men in history who have really done anything with the future have had their eyes fixed upon the past.As my high school Western Civ teacher, Mr. Anderson, used to say, "It is necessary to study history because it is in studying history that we can learn from our past mistakes and avoid them. History often repeats itself."
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
His mom, a regular Sunday Mass attendee, started going to RCIA classes. Adam got what he wanted for his birthday. His mother was received into the Catholic Church over a year ago.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Happy Birthday, Whitley!
Happy Birthday, Karlee!
Happy Birthday, Marie Caroline!