Archives for May 31, 2013

In Australia, Sacrilege Sells – UPDATED

In the ersatz world of Big Advertising, sex sells.  Apparently, so does outrageous blasphemy.I just ran across this ad for the Australian spread AussieMite, depicting a young woman dipping a consecrated host into the brown paste, then offering it to the bishop.  "It's sacrilicious!" the ad says.The company describes its product as “a delicious premium savoury spread, leading on taste, nutrition and the finest quality ingredients.  Yeast-based, non-GM and gluten-free, it re-defines a trad … [Read more...]

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THE FRUIT OF HER WOMB: John Meets His Cousin for the First Time

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, that day when the pregnant Mary travels from Nazareth to Bethany in the hill country to visit her older cousin Elizabeth.  Mary seeks support, advice, perhaps a shoulder to cry on—for she must have worried what people would think, seeing her condition.  Wouldn’t they be scandalized?  And what does it all mean?Elizabeth, seeing Mary approach along the road, rushes out to greet her.To Mary’s delight, Elizabeth—long childless, and probably appr … [Read more...]

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