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Do these images offend you…

Do these images offend you… April 11, 2012

… “In Fells Point, Maryland, there is the Ale Mary’s Bar. The light-hearted fun includes, holy water font snack bowls, a monstrance on the bar, and a ‘Chalice Club’ (yes, members can drink beer from chalices.)”

When I first saw this post by Fr. Richtsteig, I thought it probably not the best idea to use sacramentals in such an ordinary way. I followed his links to these two sources, but they both fail to capture the true level of in which these sacred objects are being profaned.

I guess because Catholics are so great at self deprecating humor it failed to fully register. Then I saw the images – the real images not used in the first two news reportings. Images taken by bar patrons

Two of these items at one time housed Jesus Christ Himself. One His body, the other His blood. This is definitely not a bit of innocuous fun. These are consecrated items, not party favors and toys.

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