Monday, August 15, 2022



Today's the great Feast of the Assumption and the Compound's celebrating with garlic, spring onion, and ginger stir fried pork, sweet and sour to boot. It's not hard, just shake it up in an iron skillet or wok and off you go. But some people don't like this.

"The Assumption, that aptly named feast," said one famous Anglican cleric. And for sure, it's not in Scripture but is it "repugnant to the Word of God"? Of course not. If Elijah can get assumed into heaven why shouldn't the same be true of the incomparably more holy ever virgin Mother of God? No, they snarl, that's idolatry. But is it. 

At this point in time excessive reverence of the saints is the least of our worries. Where, really, do our idols lay? Not in plaster, polychrome images of holy men and women, but in wealth and power, in Mammon. In worldly, carnal, atheistic disbelief.

To put it another way, if you conducted a thorough interrogation of an average congregation, asking the hapless Christian captive what thing or series of things was most important in their lives, their god, what would you get?

I'll wager the fighting monkey that it wouldn't be Mary or her divine Son. And therein lies the decline of the Western Church, call it apostasy if you like. In the meanwhile, the unpleasantly lib/smug Atlantic magazine's run an article saying the Rosary's an extremist war symbol. Well yes, especially if you're a Turk at Lepanto.

House of Gold,



LL said...

I hope that your celebration brought edification. And the dinner sounds delicious.

LindaG said...

Sounds really delicious.
You all be safe and God bless.

Dad of Six said...

Love the images you chose LSP!

Our parish (Church of the Assumption - Detroit) celebrated the great feast day yesterday with four Holy Masses, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Rosaries, Eucharistic Procession, etc. A Grand Day for Our Lady.

The family did our part with a Pasta Dinner by cooking and serving 250 hungry traddie RC's.

One Mad Mom had a great take down on the Atlantic's anti-Catholic Canadian Soy Boy: He seems to have gotten a great gig with his organization...probably funded by Ottawa.

LSP said...

LL, the stir fry was VERY tasty and life giving. More than made up for the Atlantic's nonsense.


LSP said...

It sure was, Linda. Bless you.

LSP said...

Whoa, DOS, Haven't been to your church, strangely, but looked it up and the photos look great. Will definitely recommend

And will check out the link. Thx!

Congrats on the massive pasta endeavor, nice one.