Of True Grit and SLAP and getting to work

Remember my post Dear Traditionalists?  I wrote: “It’s ‘grind it out’ time.”

Here’s some grit for your grinding.

I saw this interesting post from SLAP (Survivors of Liturgical Abuse in Parishes), linking to Regina Magazine.  There is a post called “True Grit”.  This caught my eye, of course, as I hoped there would be some great John Wayne spirit in it.

There is an interview.

Have a look.

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  1. Mike says:

    Sadly, SLAP requires one to log in to Facebook; I am ex Facebook and intend to stay that way. But if they are on the level, as one would be inclined to presume, I am happy for SLAP. [Would that make you slap-happy, by chance? – rimshot – ]

    In the meantime, one’s suspicion is only intensified that there are quite a few German bishops who could use some New Evangelization.

  2. mamajen says:

    Interesting to see a good increase in 2013. It’s unfortunate that they are dealing with some adversity over there, but there’s been an increase every year since 2008. That’s great! I would expect a certain amount of leveling off whether or not the bishops were being sticks in the mud — there are only so many priests prepared to do it, and it takes time to train new ones. I think this is very positive.

  3. Mike Morrow says:

    Fr. Z writes: “There is a post called “True Grit”. This caught my eye, of course, as I hoped there would be some great John Wayne spirit in it.”

    John Wayne is supposed to have said “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

    That’s a good sentiment…but since John Wayne avoided military service in WWII, there seems little laudatory about the speaker. I’m sure he regretted that in later life…still…one can only judge a person by his actions and not by his sentiments.

  4. marpoliv says:

    The Benedict Effect®
    The Papal Effect with statistical backing!


  5. James Joseph says:

    When did that big church in Cologne get it’s interior white-washed? I don’t remember it being like that.

  6. ClavesCoelorum says:

    As a German myself, I praise God for the interview and the great people at Pro Missa Tridentina. Through their help, I will be able to attend Sunday Latin Mass when I move next month.

    In the interview, we read: “The German bishops moved quickly to suppress the Mass, though officially of course this was forbidden by the Motu Proprio.” I should be very interested to learn more about how the did this. One notices, of course, how opposed the German Bishops are to the Extraordinary Form (there is no diocesan Bishop on the Conference whom I recall every speaking positively of it or celebrating it, much less fostering it like i.e. Archbishop Sample).

    PS: Pro-Missa-Tridentina.org does have a PayPal donation button… :)

  7. Mike says:

    [Would that make you slap-happy, by chance? – rimshot – ]

    Bumper sticker idea for Z-Swag: Be SLAP Happy / Not Happy Clappy

  8. Imrahil says:

    Dear Mike Morrow as to John Wayne,

    I do not think it without importance that John Wayne did not do any actual shirking, he was medically exempt (in a time when they would not grant that status without cause). It is true that he could probably still have volunteered, but that’s something different, isn’t it.

    And then… no, we do not judge a man by his actions. If judgment must be, we judge a man indeed by what is called his sentiments, especially his later sentiments about previous actions. In criminal justice, about his sentiments at the moment of crime (which make the difference between murder and involuntary manslaughter), though there too a rueful defendant rightly receives more lenient sentences.

    On the other hand, John Wayne is loved for the brillance with which he acted a certain character, and also for the kind of character he acted (and confessed to hold as an ideal). That is rather laudatory to me.

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