Saturday, November 20, 2004

Life in a rectory
My friend Fr. Jim Tucker, of Dappled Things, has an interesting post on rectory living. Check out his hysterical and accurate (!) description of what living in a rectory is like. I would add to his description some characteristics of rectories that perhaps are more common in my diocese than in Fr. Tucker's: (1) they are often not the large mansions seen in areas where Catholicism is well-established with a long history but rather old, poorly kept, and often poorly and cheaply designed houses whose only goal in building seems to have been to spend as little money as possible; and (2) they are museums, if you will, to decorating trends at least four decades in the past.

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