I’ve had nightmares that looked like this…

Eucharistic Congress in Quebec.


I don’t understand this fascination with puppetry the Church has developed.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02598404623048927550 Tom S.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ????

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02598404623048927550 Tom S.

    Maybe the guy with the guitar is doing Styx covers….And this is the Mister Roboto set.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02598404623048927550 Tom S.

    This is the modren mass…Chalice made out of glass…so everyone can see….It’s still the Seventies!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06975120700184179765 eulogos

    I wonder, did someone influencial read “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, which describes how the influence of Protestant missionaries and associated incursions made a primitive society fall apart? That book contains a very powerful description of how masks figured in the tribe’s worship. Maybe they thought that was something to be imitated. At least, that is what the images from these two puppet masses made me think of. Susan Peterson

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02006895615941622010 Mary Liz

    That is so creepy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01469622835449220113 Dymphna

    When will the Boomer Catholics ever grow up?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03118261227449305868 Roman Sacristan

    Oh gawd, not those damn puppets again! And a &$%#*!@ guitar too!Come, guys, that is so last millenium! Geeze, get with the times!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17302115230155469771 The Buffalo

    Let’s look on the bright side and caption it:”The ghost of John Vianney comes from the great beyond for the soul of Marty Haugen.”or similar…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04287681931799759902 Padre Steve

    Scary… I don’t get it either.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15718783732896413346 ignorant redneck

    It aint that the church is obsessed with puppets.It’s that moonbat organizers continue to inflict them on us.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01766449347650769390 leo

    I never had a nightmare that ugly (or that shabbily dressed …).Buffalo: Love your Avatar!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05227411938775535934 Jeffrey Smith

    It was inspired by Catholic festivals in Europe and Latin America. Can’t say I like it but the people who raise the most ruckus about it seem very ill-informed.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    So now that we’ve all been informed by Jeffrey, does knowledge of the source give it automatic legitimacy and make it acceptable?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02555563784788482596 Clavem Abyssi

    I believe the puppet is meant to be an effigy of Laval, one of the great bishops and saints of Quebec’s past. Creating effigies of our saints and heroes, especially locally beloved ones, is a good and pious practice, but this example seems to come a bit short. Perhaps it’s the absurdity of the guitar-strumming fellow in front.Compare the puppet to the statue of Laval in downtown Quebec:http://www.flickr.com/photos/aschaf/335297394/There's a rather fine line between silly awkwardness and popular piety in these matters. For instance, I quite liked the Ark that was made for the Congress.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09649237173680633611 Charles Culbreth

    Dude’s playing a lame Yamaha cutaway dread, that’s scary enough; but it’s not the implied “absurdity” that Clavem mentions that confounds me, it’s that Geraldo Rivera intensity in his buggin’ eyes! Yikes, Jacques, here, have a hit of my absinthe, PLEASE!Actually my first associative thought upon seeing the pic:”Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, BETELGEUSE!”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09649237173680633611 Charles Culbreth

    Took a closer look, not a Yamaha, maybe a Takamine, or more likely, gasp, a freakin’ FENDER acoustic!Now that takes this whole “wrong” to a whole nuther level in Danteville.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03118261227449305868 Roman Sacristan

    No matter what the origin, it just looks ridiculous for Eucharistic Congress.The Church should not feel like Romper Room.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15358311651786746018 jill

    …. I’m soooo glad I’m Orthodox.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06506671882770822003 Joe of St. Thérèse

    Piero Marini

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00685277475263571037 Chris Whittle

    At least he is wearing a cassock!