I just did not see it coming.
Jackie and I have been having learned debates regarding the Ordinary Form of Mass as opposed to the Extraordinary Form; I think we have arrived at a middle ground which is a good thing, or, at least, I thought we had until I received the googly from her.
It was a link to a site called Pray Tell. This carried a piece from another site that reviewed a book written by David Berger and in it he apparently paints (sorry) a strange picture. His book is called "The Holy Illusion. Being a Gay Theologian in the Catholic Church" Hmmm, well it had my attention but for all the wrong reasons; I was beginning to be a shade confused, an increasing problem these days. What was a review of such a book doing on a Catholic blogsite?
Now the first review led to a second one on a book by Michael Meier called, wait for it....."The Perfumed Traditionalist". What a great title for a blog! I can see myself as a Perfumed Traditionalist, it has a nice ring to it, overtones of intellectual capacity (much needed) and a hint of mystery. But wait......I already am having an attack of the vapours, what I am reading fills me full of a mixture of hysterical laughter coupled with an urge to regurgitate my muesli and yoghurt (actually it's bran flakes but I'm a bit of a social climber).
Now I could attempt a learned discourse on these two treasured tomes but, instead I am going to go for the Father Z treatment and have a bit of a fisk but only on the Berger book. Those who are interested to see the whole shebang can visit the Pray Tell site.
So here is the pasted review with my comments in red.