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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Finally I'm finishing my comments...sort of

I said before I'd tell you about Bishop Flores. Before I say any more, I have an admission. I have long had a soft spot for brown-eyed boys. I always imagined I'd marry a man with brown eyes; I never dreamed I'd give birth to one (so far). Maybe it's because my dad had dark ones. Whatever.
He said the Mass at the homeschoolers' conference in June, so I was familiar with him at the women's in October. It was kind of funny (to me, at least) when the friend I attended with didn't realize he's Hispanic. When he slipped into Spanish for a few words, trying to find them in English, she was completely thrown. His English was so good that I wasn't absolutely certain he was bilingual.
He wasn't quite the same the first time as at the conference last month, though. Hearing him speak was great. He said the Mass, too. I was, in a word, smitten. He's so animated! And intelligent! And articulate! I would laugh as quietly as I could at his expressions--his dismay at one point during the consecration when things weren't where he wanted them, or something. I have to imagine he'd be a riot to sit next to at a dinner party where you can catch his sotto voce remarks. As a monsignor, though, I'll bet his sarcasm is tempered, but his expressions would probably give him away.
He made reference to caring for those forgotten by society: "the unborn, the undocumented." I'm still muddling through that. Just recently I finished Laura Ingraham's book with the chapter on immigration. How to reconcile those views? Another post.

A last item on Bishop Flores. I learned last month that the Archdiocese of Detroit has a Mass for the families who lost children through miscarriage or infant death, the third weekend in October. He said that Mass this year. It was the week before the conference, but we'll be going in 2008.



At 7:50 AM, Blogger Kasia said...

I love Bp. Flores too - his homilies are AWESOME!

Incidentally, he is scheduled to celebrate both the AIDS memorial Mass this Saturday at the Cathedral (5 p.m.) and the Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday the 9th at the Cathedral (4 p.m.). If you're not in labor, you may want to come by. :-)

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Bishop Flores saying the Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe? I'm shocked. (NOT)

We have way too much going this weekend to make either one. How did you find this out? I'd love to make another.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Kasia said...

I have my ways, but I'd rather not disclose them on the open Internet. (No, I'm not a bishop stalker. It's legit. You can e-mail me if you really want to know.)

In any event, now that I know you're a fan, I'll keep you posted on upcoming Masses that he celebrates.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Kasia said...

Update: I checked, and the two in December are the only two he's currently on the calendar for at the Cathedral. He'll almost certainly have one of the Rites of Election, but that's not a Mass, and they're so packed with candidates, catechumens and sponsors that they have to have five of them anyway.

I will let you know if I hear about him celebrating any other Masses. :-)


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