Tomorrow packs a double whammy: It’s the Feast of St Joseph–patron saint of confectioners, carpenters and cuckolds, along with fathers and real estate sales–and the Spring Equinox. St Joseph’s also the patron of saint of Sicily, and the Feast of St. Joseph’s Day is a big deal in New Orleans which has a large Sicilian/Italian population (muffalettas!). Altars are laid out with lemons for new love. Fava beans represent the drought in Sicily which ended after prayers to St. Joe statues of the Holy Family (plus additional saints if you’re so inclined) candles, flowers and food, with an emphasis on seafood, round out a traditional altar.
|By: Peterr Saturday March 30, 2013 9:00 am|
This has been a big week in both religious and legal circles. As the US Supreme Court took up Hollingsworth v Perry (the Prop 8 case) and US v Windsor (the DOMA case), the Jewish community began their celebration of Passover and Christians were in the midst of Holy Week preparations for Easter. But outside of the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court, the push for marriage equality continues to move forward. Deep in that liberal hotbed of South Carolina, a famous cupcake bakery is making more news with their icing-covered statements in favor of marriage equality, and the campaign twitter feed of SC-01 Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch agrees that “It’s not holy to hate.”
Now *that’s* a sermon.
|By: Peterr Monday January 7, 2013 6:30 pm|
SCOTUS made one of their periodic announcement of the schedule of arguments for upcoming cases for which they had granted a hearing, and I could not help but hear God laughing in the background. Let me draw your attention to this portion of the announcement, via SCOTUSblog…
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday April 24, 2011 9:30 am|
American politics has taken a bloody turn. Much of the Right’s agenda is punitive and built upon vengeance against those they have defined as domestic enemies. They seek to disenfranchise their political foes, deny health care to “others,” leave the elderly to die alone in the streets, and abandon public schools so the privileged can use the tax money for their exclusive private schools.