I had jury duty today but wasn’t picked
for a trial. At least with all the waiting around I was able to finish Mark
Shea’s book “Making Senses out of scripture”. This is a book I wish I had been
able to read when I first starting to read the Bible. I had read before about
the four senses of scripture, but it didn’t all click together until I read
Mark’s explanation. The church I attend daily Mass at was only six blocks from
the court house and so was able to attend Mass during lunch.
noticing the encroachment of “Inclusive Language” into our daily lives. During
the brief on the jury process they talked about forepersons instead of foremen.
This is just a totally ridiculous exercise in Political Correctness. I remember
a speech on the subject by Fr. Fessio S.J. in which he said that “If someone
yells that there is a man-eating shark in the water, that the women know to get
out, and if the room says “Men” on it women know not to go in it”. People
actually understand the distinctions and we are just dumbing down the language.
I think last month I heard the term “unsportspersonlike” used.