You Get the Eucharist. And You Get the Eucharist. Everybody Gets the Eucharist…

Sacrilage

... So there's this video of the Eucharist getting passed around like a common snack chip at the papal mass during the pope's visit to the Philippines.Good God, people.Even when I was a simple protestant we had more respect for the symbol of communion than some Catholics have for the reality of it.In the past, as a member of a local non-denominational community church we only had communion on special occasions and it was a very big deal to us. Granted it was a very big … [Read more...]

Pope on a Plane. Everyone Panic…

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... Look what happens when I turn my back for one lousy moment.Vatican III, something about rabbit breeders and climbing border walls. I mean, really, internet. Go home, you're drunk.In other words, the pope got on a plane and someone handed him a microphone, and we all know he's never met a microphone he didn't like. … [Read more...]

Papal Snuggie coming to the Catholic Gift Shop Nearest You…

C'mon you know you though he was wearing a snuggy too

... You know I've always remarked on how stylish Catholics typically are, with our man lace, shiny red shoes, and impeccable vestments.What? Like you weren't thinking it too.. . .obligatory legalities - Image on television source. … [Read more...]

Places Where It’s Acceptable to Celebrate Using a Theme…

Enchanment under the sea

... School dances have themes.YesMasses do not.NoInspired by Fr. E. … [Read more...]

The Digital Catacombs…

Shh

... What's driving bloggers into silence?From Fr. Ray Blake,The reign of Benedict produced a real flourish of 'citizen journalists', the net was alive with discussion on what the Pope was saying or doing and how it affected the life of our own local Church. Looking at some of my old posts they invariably began with quote or picture followed by a comment, Benedict stimulated thought, reflection and dialogue, an open and free intellectual environment. There was a solidity and certainty … [Read more...]

Controlling our own reactions to Francis…

Pope Francis preaching crop

... Some reader comments are just too good to be kept hidden away in the com-box. Some deserve the light of day.I really do have the best readers who contribute quite a good deal to the content here with comments and insights. I know some blogs don't even allow comments and I can see the appeal of that practice. It saves a great deal of frustration; however, you miss out on some wonderful opportunities for thoughtful dialogue.It would feel weird to me not to have comments enabled, like … [Read more...]

Can we please talk about the pope…

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... I'm a convert, see, and in my memory I only have two popes.Benedict and Francis.So I have to ask, has it always been like this?Love Benedict and you're old stodgy fart stuck in the dark ages. Hate Benedict and you hate tradition. Love Francis and you are liberal, neo-con little 'c' Catholic. Hate Francis and again, you're a stodgy old fart stuck in the middle ages.Are we not allowed to have an opinion about the pope without having our Catholic street cred called into … [Read more...]


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