Monday, July 16, 2007

Celebrating Time Is Over...
Time to get back to fighting this stupidity

From monstrance to monster. The Feast of Corpus Christi becomes an insipid, dumbed-down, non-Catholic dress-up party.

Holy Family Primary School in Canberra, Australia has an odd way of teaching young Catholic children what the Feast of Corpus Christi is suppose to be about.

Instead of instructing said Catholic children that Christ Himself loves us so much, He has made Himself available to us all in The Blessed Sacrament, and specifically, this feast solemnly commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, this is what Catholic children were taught....

Everyone should dress up like someone or something that started with the letter "C." Among the costumes were a court jester, a clairvoyant, a chicken, a cow, a clock, a compass...and this unmistakably Catholic icon... (as identified on the school's website) "a Canuck with a chainsaw". Clearly referencing "slasher" horror film villains such as those in "Friday the 13th" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." How charming.

I guess a cross, or a crosier, or a cruet, or even St. Edmund Campion were out of the question. Way too Catholic. After all, clowns, cows and 'Canucks with Chainsaws' explain the Feast of Corpus Christi better than any example I have or could ever hope to give... huh?

Seriously, what does a compass or a chicken have to do with the Feast of Corpus Christi?

5 Comments:

Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Maybe if the priest had said "Corpus Christi" instead of "The Body of Christ" to those who presented themselves to receive Holy Communion since the "New Mass" started in 1969, they might have been able to figure out what it meant.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Not only are they heretics but they don't even know basic english. That "canuck with a chainsaw" is a misnomer. Canuck is a slang expression referring to Canadians! As a Canadian I can tell you that there is NOTHING Canadian about movie psycho Jason from the Friday the 13th Movies. Perhaps we should send Anthony Perkins to that parish/school to reinstruct them!!!

5:06 AM  
Blogger Coffee Wife said...

AAAAAAaaaaaaAAAAAAAaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAaaaAAAAAaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaAaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa!!!!!

I can't freakin' take any more of this STUPID CRAP!!!

God save us. Merciful Jesus, please come set things back to normal. Before I go insane.

12:14 PM  
Blogger tara said...

I think we need to pay our teachers more, get a higher caliber of intelligence--to teach our most valuable resource--our kids. Sometimes teachers are the bottom of the barrel--such as in this case.

Hey, Caveman starts with a "C" Lets see, how could that relate to Corpus Christi?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Kasia said...

Uhhhh...

A compass...points me to the east, where the altar should be in the church?

A chicken...should never be eaten on a Friday in Lent, nor any other Friday unless some other penance is being observed?

I'm really trying here...

5:07 PM  

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