Ecclesiastical Manliness.

More of this, please.

Pope sends the old liturgical guard out to pasture.  Bye.

Bishop gets invited to gay conference, accepts and then preaches the truth to the participants.  Clever courage.

Sword Salute to David and Charlie.

Sorry, slow on the trigger.

Obligatory Templars Knew How to Pray Post

Another attempt at milking modern Templar research for all its worth.  I hate to be so templar-cynical.  I guess I am jaded.

I will not resurrect the Chinon journalistic fiasco.  I promise.

I will admit that I am very interested to see the prayer itself, especially if it is addressed to the Blessed Virgin.  So far I have not been able to find a translation.

I really am willing to believe the best about the historical order.  I am just weary of the sensationalism.  Here is the skinny on the prayer:

The prayer is addressed to “Holy Mary, mother of God”, the “consolation of those who hope”, and “humbly implores” her to obtain freedom for the order “through the intercession of the angels, archangels, prophets, evangelists, apostles, martyrs, confessors and virgins”.

A sword salute and click of the heals to David E.

Preposterous Templar Fiction

For me it was an opportunity to both tell a fun story as well as try and explore some issues that I thought were important, especially right now, given what is going on in the world.

Where have I heard that before? How long do you think it will be before he claims his rant is only fiction?

*Spoiler Alert (though not much to spoil, and you could have guessed it anyway)*

The issue is that–guess what–the Templars had a secret, and the secret–no it couldn’t be anything like the Da Vinci Code, could it?–the secret is that Jesus kept a diary in which he claimed he was man and not God. So very original.

“Vatican plot, you say? Oh, how interesting. Sure we’ll publish it.”

And you’ll be happy to know that we can look forward to a Canadian television adaptation of the novel. Thank God for the Canadian border!