Salome’s Dance to Freedom?

He – John the Baptist, that is – got beheaded for a party.  Just goes to show, it’s not good to be invited to those sorts of parties.

I wonder how mandatory Salome’s presence was.  Was she there by choice, or because she didn’t dare not be?  I wonder how many beheadings Salome had seen, given her nonchalance (at least, Scriptures doesn’t, so far as I know, mention that she went into a private room to barf), perhaps quite a few, but you know, maybe that particular head was the one that changed her life for a different road than the one she was going down.  Wasn’t her mother the one who had a grudge against John, not Salome?  Can only hope.  She might not have cared either way.   I wonder what Herodias did with it.  I wonder if Salome ever danced again.

I hear about the Baptist’s beheading, and there’s always these up-tight Catholics who dissect the whole hilarity as though its participants were frogs.  As though Salome was a lewd little chit, and perhaps she was.  But the Herodians never sounded like a particularly healthy family.  I wonder if King Herod abused Salome.  I wonder if she performed that dance, lewd or not, as a sort of insurance against being beaten the next day, or worse.

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Bishops preach against racism on feast of St. Peter Claver

Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2020 / 05:54 pm (CNA).- On the feast of St. Peter Claver, bishops in the U.S. preached on overcoming the sin of racism through God’s grace.

On August 27, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ anti-racism committee, Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, called for Catholics to observe either August 28 or September 9 as a day of prayer and fasting “in reparation for sins of racism to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”

August 28 marked the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the civil rights March on Washington, while the feast of St. Peter Claver is observed on September 9.

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Trump expands list of potential US Supreme Court nominees

Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2020 / 05:03 pm (CNA).-  

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced more names of candidates he would nominate to the Supreme Court, despite no current vacancy at the court.

In addition to the existing White House list of two dozen potential Supreme Court nominees, Trump added 20 more names Sept. 9, including three sitting U.S. senators.

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Tabernacle found after theft from Ontario cathedral

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 9, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The tabernacle that was stolen earlier this week from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario was recovered on Wednesday, September 9.

A group of parishioners from the cathedral discovered the tabernacle in Centennial Park, which is located near the cathedral. The tabernacle was partially submerged in a canal, and parts of the ciborium were missing.

According to local media, the Eucharist was not found in the tabernacle, but because it was in a body of water, it may have dissolved.

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