...but just a little: I haven't had time to really look back much over the 360 posts and 440 pages I've written over the last year. Or at least I haven't had the inclination to do so. But, I do recall some posts that I was happier with than others over the past year, and I do have some other thoughts.
To begin with, I want to thank the two people who commented just last evening on my ancient Guardian Angels posts, and wished me well, one saying "May God improve your research skills and forgive your snottiness," and the other, "This site contains serious factal errors and smacks of bigotry against the poor. You do a grave disservice to buldling up the kingdom of God with your condescention." It's nice to know I'm out there making a difference, eh?
Also, I'll mention the thing I'm most disappointed with: sometime last winter, I switched comment applications and I lost a bunch of (actually all of) my early comments, including some responses to my attacks on the clergy abuse plaintiffs bar that were pretty outrageous. I wish I still had those. I'll also mention something I'm rather pleased with: in a year, I have only nine instances of coarse language (and it's directed at people who deserve it). I wish I was doing that well in real life.
OK, now for my retrospective (which I may edit later today)
First, my first substantive post:
- Felt Banner Museum (Orville's favorite)
- The Sanger Society
- The Curmudgeons as "Easter People"
- New Age Graffiti
- War is [not] the answer
- Jacobite Rising
- Lottery Winner
- Massachusetts Interdict
Fourth, a little righteous anger at the shepherds:
- Bp (soon to be Abp) Wuerl on silencing the few courageous Bishops.
- Refusal to reach out to potential converts during the Anglican disintigration (part 1, part 2 and part 3)
- On what the Neo-Catholics are doing to keep the SSPX away (also here)
- On what the SSPX is doing to keep Rome away (part 1 and part 2)
- On what Rome is doing to keep the SSPX away (part 1 and part 2)
- On the marginalization of canonically regular traditionalists at St. Rose Philipine Duschene, Kansas City, Kansas (part 1 and part 2).
- On Vatican II, and the local anticipation of it.
- John Paul "the Great"
- Against the clergy abuse lawsuit industry (part 1, part 2, part3, and part 4)
And finally, a couple of lighthearted things: