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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“One would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.”
— Ven. Pope Pius XII (20 November 1947)

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published 14 August 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A wonderful sermon today for the Assumption of Our Lady. The priest described Armstrong landing on the moon and saying “one small step for me and one giant leap for mankind.” (I didn’t get it exactly, but I am sure you know it.) He compared it to Our Lady’s leap into heaven to be the first purely human with a resurrected body in heaven.

A totally banal but intriguing little incident. I was in a car on the freeway. We went down an unfamiliar off-ramp for me to use the restroom. The driver filled up his tank. The door to the restroom had a big sign: Only for customers. Get the key. So, I went up to the cashier and brusquely said, “We are not buying anything in the store, but my drivers are filling up with gas. The cashier said “No!”

I was absolutely startled. Then he laughed and said, “All you have to do is say 'Please!’” I laughed and apologized for not having said “please.”

Back in the car we talked about whether this fell under light fun or maybe was a trifle sadistic given the bathroom needs of elderly travelers. What do you think?

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