“Eucharist” means thanksgiving…

... But I am afraid this might be taking the meaning of the word a bit too far.Photo from Calvert Hall Prep School's facebook page.And the Baby Jesus weeps. … [Read more...]

I Wore A Mantilla To Mass and No One Cared…

Mantillas. I hate 'em. They are fussy and bothersome, and last time I checked, lace is a fabric that doesn't do much concealing, so why even bother? They make the wearer, me that is, feel conspicuous. And really, who am I fooling, trying to look all pious and junk?But then I wore a mantilla, and much to my shock, no one cared. Not a single eyelash was batted or a tongue clucked. The ground did not open and swallow my hypocritical, how dare she, heathen soul. The mass went on.That's … [Read more...]

Hell Is Hot…

... My goodness! I haven't heard this much talk about Hell since my Pentecostal Church, snake throwing days. Think what you will of Southern Baptists and their babbling counterparts, those Pentecostals, but they sure have the knack and passion for preaching about sin and damnation. I do miss those fiery sermons cultivating that healthy fear of offending the Lord. Everybody wants to be friends with Jesus now-a-days, but they also forget He judges.Even if we all can't agree, it's still … [Read more...]

It Really Is A Choir Of Cacophony Out There…

... And I'm just contributing to the noise.Cartoon by, Jason Bach Cartoons. … [Read more...]

Maybe the pope was just thirsty …

... and said he needed a Martini, not a Marini. And then things just escalated from there.Gin or Vodka... who am I to judge?Related: Fr. Finigan writes his take on the Marini rumors, Using Rumors To Prepare For The Worst. … [Read more...]

Marini to be named Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship?!?!?

... Is your bar stocked? It's gonna be a long papacy.Reliable word from Rome this night, Archbishop Marini to be named Liturgy chief as prefect of CDW within days/hours. Very sad news indeed.— Liam Connolly (@lpc_1982) September 27, 2013Looking at the bright side; if the rumors prove to be true at least that Bad Vestments blog might get regularly updated now. I'll just be staying drunk till the next conclave, m'kay.Around the web: Archbishop Piero Marini: ‘Civil R … [Read more...]

Old Ladies In The Church Should Not Be Seen or Heard…

... You know that news story about the Long Island grandmother boasting about her recent "ordination" to the priesthood? Yeah, well this post isn't about that. Not necessarily. It is about little old grandmothers though.Never mind the poor dear is delusional and most certainly is not an ordained priest. Delusional people can be found in every age bracket. I want to address the vilification of the elderly. They can be found in the comment sections of any article or post written about the … [Read more...]

Holy Bacteria, Bat Man. There’s Poo in That Font …

... And now for today's media induced hysterics.Oh no! Stop the presses. Holy water may contain fecal matter! Avoid it like the Black Death!Despite its purported cleansing properties, holy water could actually be more harmful than healing, according to a new Austrian study on "holy" springs.Researchers at the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna tested water from 21 springs in Austria and 18 fonts in Vienna and found samples … [Read more...]

Liturgical Dance Isn’t So Bad…

... In fact, I kinda like this.What? It's Friday. Lighten up. … [Read more...]