Shaking hands, holding hands, communion in hand as mentioned in a parish bulletin several years ago . . .

Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground

* You don’t have to shake hands (at “sign of peace” time), you can just say hi in a “genuinely warm” way, said the bulletin in 2012, concerned about germs in the flu season.

But being genuinely warm can be the trouble. What’s not to like about that. A handshake is lower-level sacred in itself, something I give myself to wholeheartedly, but here it’s distracting when one is absorbed or trying to be absorbed with God-centered thoughts, which are essential to a worship experience or any religious experience as I understand it. Am I wrong?

* Plus maybe skip hand-holding (at Our Father time).

Or any other season if you don’t mind: forget the kumbaya if you don’t mind.

* Plus reconsider your aversion to communion in the hand if you have one.

Didn’t have one at the time (have acquired one), but was and remain averse to persuading people…

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Here Are The ‘Alt Tech’ Platforms Trump Supporters Are Flocking To After Parler Executed By Amazon | ZeroHedge

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Behold logo for a very good site, fyi.

Or as my dear dad used to say, in the long run, we’ll all be dead. Also: In a hundred years, nobody will know the difference. Perspective, people, perspective.

In the meantime, let’s all concentrate on impeaching Biden, OK?

Byron York’s Daily Memo: Assessing Trump’s disastrous end

Whole thing has aura of a Greek tragedy.

Trump’s term before the election was marked by a remarkable set of accomplishments. He cut taxes and enacted serious deregulation that sparked the economy, led to an increase in wages not seen in decades, and created a foundation for more growth after the disaster of COVID. He appointed three Supreme Court justices and a slew of appeals court judges that were a dream come true for conservatives. He made significant progress toward peace in the Middle East. He strengthened the military. He made progress on illegal immigration. Finally, he pushed and cajoled and pressured pharmaceutical companies to create a COVID vaccine with a speed that many did not believe was possible.

Of course Democrats fought Trump every step of the way and began the work to remove him from office before he even took office. And Trump made all sorts of missteps. But the record is the record, and it is an impressive list of achievements.

And then, after November 3, one disaster after another.  With the exception of the vaccine, everything Trump did after the election has led to catastrophe for himself, the Republican Party, and the nation. It did not have to be that way. Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the election led to a series of events that cast a shadow on everything he accomplished before.

Tragedy is when the virtue of the hero becomes his downfall. The tragic flaw asserts itself. The whole man, warts and all, succeeded. And the whole man, warts and all, led him astray at the very end.

The vaccine slow roll – The Spectator

Mediums have their ways.

Cuomo seems to really be enjoying the power he has seized during the pandemic and is loath to let it go. But New York’s vaccination disaster can’t stay hidden for long. On Tuesday, New York Times reporter J. David Goodman pointed out that ‘fewer people were vaccinated in New York City this Monday than last Monday.’

How can this be?

Bureaucratic incompetence and a governor who is given a regular pass by the media is how. If the media could just pretend that Cuomo is a Republican, surely they’d get to the bottom of it.

Easy peasy.

Trump Declassifies ‘Foot-High’ Stack Of Russiagate, Obamagate Documents; Set For Release Within Days


According to journalist and Trump insider John Solomon, the documents would be released as soon as Friday, but no later than Monday.
“He has delivered in a big way. More than a foot-high stack of documents he has authorized to be released by the FBI and the DOJ. These are the things that the FBI has tried to keep from the public for 4 years. They have amazing, big picture revelations,” Solomon told Fox News’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
According to Solomon‘s website, Just The News, the release will support claims that the entire Russia narrative was created and leaked to the news media to upstage concerns over Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

Now see how quickly the mainstream (Democratic) media covers it. Or doesn’t.