Sunday, April 20, 2008

Absolutely Zero Thought Was Put Into What They Did
...and there sat poor Pope Benedict with that pained look on his face
Idea inspired (stolen) from VME

Did anyone happen to catch that pathetic excuse for a sung Litany of The Saints when The Holy Father visited St. Joseph's seminary in New York? You know... when that over-the-top drama queen warbled her way through that John Becker-inspired travesty.

Was I the only one who noticed that when each Person of The Blessed Trinity was invoked, they sang as the response "pray for us"?

Since when does God Almighty "pray for us"? As we all know, the correct response should have either been "have mercy on us" or "graciously hear us"... or something, ANYTHING along those lines. But never, ever, EVER do we ask God to "pray for us". Ummm... God doesn't pray to Himself.

Good Lord, did anyone even bother to put a moments thought into this before they decided to play grown-up with the Litany of The Saints? Sheesh... and this place is a seminary!!?? No wonder we have so many priests that don't even know the basics of The Faith.

And speaking of Becker-inspired sung litanies that sound more like TV jingles (and those of you who've ever heard his childish sing-alongs know exactly what I'm talking about), allow me to add a a few more; go ahead -- sing with me!

The Litany Of Aints
Desi and Lucy... Pray for us
Joanie and Chachi... Pray for us
Pebbles and Bam-Bam... Pray for us
Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock... Pray for us
Cousin Itt and Uncle Fester... Pray for us
Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke... Pray for is
Mickey and Minnie... Pray for us
Wally and The Beaver... Pray for us


Blogger Kit Brookside said...

Hey - she was a lot better than Kelly Clarkson on the Ave Maria. I wonder if she asked His Holiness to bless her nose ring?

6:46 PM  
Blogger she said...

pained indeed. pray for us miles davis...we need some authentic american music. how about a little bill evans trio? steely dan?
not during the litany but in general...did you hear that dirge they played as he got on his plane to fly away? God!

who thinks the pope wants to hear organ music all the time. and hymns. i figure he's covered, you know?

im tired of sung prayers. what was wrong with just saying it?

8:50 PM  
Blogger The Rockin' Traddy said...

You left out Mary Ann and Ginger...

9:26 AM  
Blogger Tom S. said...

And you left out Uncle Jesse Duke!!!

Not to mention Jed and Granny.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Those of us who were attending the rally from a certain well-known Philadelphia seminary noticed, and none of us can figure it out, either.

3:11 PM  

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