Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homily Watch: All Saint's or All Aint's?

Oh, the irony
Today we celebrate those men and women "outstanding in holiness" who are now with God as saints. There are myriads of saints, and many of their names are familiar to us all: St. Francis of Assisi, St. George, St. Peter, St. Therese Lisieux, and so on and so forth.
But among the saints, there are also those who are venerated by the HOLY CHURCH OF MAKING STUFF UP and you may hear of them as well. The top ones mentioned are usually: Oscar Romero, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day (who, famously, never liked the term "saint"). Then we have the non-Catholic saints who should be saints according to those who know what's good for you: Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. Then there's the cornpone canon of saints: Uncle Earl, Memaw and Peepaw, that kid who died in college but played soccer really good in 7th grade, and so forth.

So what did you hear today at Mass or last night? Romero? Ghandi? Or did it go straight to...we are ALL SAINTS! Yay us!

What did you hear?