Comments: Gratuitous Trans-Tiber Posting

Our priest is retiring at the end of the month. I hope our new one is good, but I'm frankly a bit worried -- not so much because I think he'll be less strictly orthodox, but because he's Indian and only been in the country for 4 years. I wonder if I'll ever again understand a homily.

But at least neither of us will probably be going through what the lovely St. Etheldreda's in London (where we went to Ash Wednesday services) is going through.

Posted by Jordana at June 15, 2008 04:16 PM

I think you're pretty fortunate.

Take pictures!

Posted by GroovyVic at June 15, 2008 06:31 PM

Bah. Who cares what the man thinks. Is he good looking?

Posted by Mrs. Peperium at June 16, 2008 12:11 PM

Mrs. P,

I'm not sure if you ever read "Growing up Catholic" (which was kind of a Preppy Handbook style parody book in the 1980s), but it sounds as if you are familiar with the phenomenon discussed in it of "Father What-a-Waste" -- the handsome young priest whom all the single women in the parish pine for.


Posted by The Abbot at June 16, 2008 02:57 PM

Yes, Fr. Scalia is good-looking; he also happens to be intelligent and speaks the truth without compromise. Quelle combination!

You're lucky, Robbo. Let us know how the good Father does filling in...

Posted by Christine at June 16, 2008 04:32 PM

Christine, you're right. I googled him up. Father Scalia is very good looking. You know it's just as easy to listen to a good looking and totally sound priest as it is to listen to a not so good looking and totally sound priest.

Abbott, the only waste involved is that what is wasted upon Robbo...I think I would benefit far more from Father Scalia's instruction than he....

Posted by Mrs. Peperium at June 16, 2008 08:01 PM

He's orthodox, a great preacher and has a great sense of humor. you'll love him.

Posted by Father M. at June 17, 2008 08:21 PM