Tuesday, June 17, 2008
After 12 years of "Roman Catholic Education" I'm thankful to read anything Dan Brown is connected with. The movie turned out just fine in my opinion.
In my youth I was encouraged by my mother to become an altar boy. In the 1960's, it was still very much a male dominated function. At that time all of the responses we as altar boys were obligated to give back to the priest during mass were in Latin. When I went down for my orientation, in the cafeteria of my Grammar school, these responses were given further discussion. When the altar boy speaker at the orientation had a break for questions, mine was the first to be heard. "But what does it all mean?!!" I asked in my most earnest demeanor. "Just memorize it!" he exclaimed, in an exasperated tone.