Monday, July 16, 2007

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Based on the following passage excerpted from a New York Post column commenting on the arrival in America of soccer star David Beckham and wife Posh Spice:

NBC should get down on its knees and make a giant no vena of thanks that soccer star David Beckham was called back to Europe before it could finish filming his relentlessly self-promoting wife's reality series, "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America."

It looks like any return by Catholics to the Latin Mass may be delayed by the educational failures of both society and The Church. I’d love to meet the brilliant editor who “corrected” novena (a nine day prayer to obtain special graces - from the Latin novem, meaning nine) to no vena (no vein, in Spanish). The mental image of the NBC network president engaging in a do-it-yourself saphenectomy is something I could have lived without.

One more experimental verification of my theory for the failure of Western Civilization. If people don’t know anything, you can convince them that darn near anything, however silly, is true.
NovenaNo Vena