25 August 2009

Missing Votive

Yesterday morning I tried to find, in my 1950 Missale Romanum, the lovely old Sarum Votive In Gratiarum Actione pro Reditu Cinerum. But in vain. Was it eliminated by S Pius V? If so, was it because of that Pontiff's well-known and irrational prejudice in favour of Australians?

[I think it would, on the whole, be best if Americans don't try to work out this post.]

10 comments:

Pastor in Valle said...

My good friend Fr William would no doubt suggest that the Australians are already celebrating the Missa ad postulandam gratiam bene moriendi.

Rubricarius said...

LOL!

Joshua said...

For an Australian, this is rather like the spectacle of a New Zealander crowing about beating us at basketball - it says more about the insecurities of the other.

Ponting is from my hometown; how about an apology for the booing of the English louts against him? It's just not cricket.

Sue Sims said...

Ah well, Joshua: your compatriots are still the world champions at sledging.

Fr William said...

Let me see if I've understood this - from an Aussie point of view, being beaten by England in an Ashes series is comparable to losing to NZ at basketball? This can only mean one of two things: either basketball has really come on as a top-profile sport down under, or Australia's passion for God's own game is seriously on the wane. (The one thing it couldn't possibly be, of course, is sour grapes ...)

BillyD said...

I'm feeling inordinately proud that I got the joke...

Joshua said...

Sorry to tell, but losing the Ashes is not terribly big news here.

I believe the Old Country has become oversentimental of late, with mass weeping a national pastime for example.

Joshua said...

For the record, I'm not a great sports fan. Sorry to appear a spoilsport!

Fr Allan said...

Why should Americans not reflect on this matter? They are, slowly but surely, becoming more interested/ After all, nothing could be more boring than baseball. (Football -- as in "Dallas Cowboys" -- is, of course, an entirely different matter.)

Joshua said...

I should have explained earlier - the newspapers here in Australia have been full of far more coverage of our local game, Australian Rules Football. (Excluding the ACT, NSW and Qld, where rugby is the game, as in NZ.)