Friday, February 16, 2007

When Stupid Catholics Attack
More from the "What More Proof Do You Need?" file
And as Theo points out correctly, this is satire.

My good goomba, Paul "Just This Regular Guy, You Know?" plants his tongue firmly in his cheek with this little gem concerning "Catholics favorite SACRAMENT(?)".

One thing's for sure... who ever's in charge of catechizes up in the Archdiocese of Boston is desperately in need of an ass-kicking. If anything, just for general purpose.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

not especailly Catholic but check out this post from the Cafeteria is Closed

http://closedcafeteria.blogspot.com/2007/02/definition-of-decadence.html

Looks like ass kickings are needed there too.

-FD (blogger ain't letting me sign in)

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems the whole post is a satire.
Theophilus

5:04 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Theo,
Of course it's satire! That's why I stated that Paul had "his tongue firmly in his cheek".

I put the part about someone in Boston in need of an ass-kicking just for general purposes.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

It's actually Maureen Martin's work, she used to write the CatholicNews.org blog, and I believe this piece also appeared in Crisis magazine.

Would that I could write so well.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

It also bugs me when people call a prayer service (with pebbles, candles, pan-pipe music/whale song, box of tissues and tie-dye cotton throw) a "Mass"

Grrr....

7:08 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Amazing that not just Ash Wednesaday but that Palm Sunday is also popular. Obviosuly because of the "little something extra," getting a blessed palm branch to carry home (probably thrown in the garbage as soon as it turns brown).

And then they get that other great "Novus Ordo" innovation: the gospel proclaimed - not by an ordained priest - by a cast of characters. Yep, the Litugical Minsister may let Fr. Flapdoodle read the words of Jesus, but lector 1 plays the part of the high priest, lector 2 the part of Pilate, and so forth. And the audience, er, congregation even gets a chance to be in the big drama. They get to say the part for the crowd, e.g. "Give us Barabbas!" Given the configuration of most modern churches, it adds new meaning to the term "theater in the round."

Of course, since Vatican 2, Catholics seem to be as physcially under-developed as they are catechetically-challenged. I mean, you can't expect them to stand during the "production." Nope, let 'em sit for the Holy Gospel. Just how to those traditional Catholics (priest and congregation) do it? They stand for the entire reading in Latin and again while it is proclaimed in the venacular (yes, the epistle and gospel are always read in the everyday language).

8:40 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Am I the only person who finds that the words "Give us Barabbas" stick in my throat and make me cry, and each year I find myself hoping that maybe Judas will change his mind... or that Pilate will find some backbone...?

8:40 AM  

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