See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, July 23, 2010

"Do not give what is holy to dogs."


Woman priests... no, no, no.
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The Anglican Church in Canada is dealing with fallout following a published report that a woman priest in Toronto gave Communion to a dog.  The dog came into to church with a man...  The man and his dog were given communion to make them feel welcome.  - Full story.
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Fine - Anglican eucharist is not the real presence of Christ anyway - although up until now it was considered sacred.  I can imagine this stuff catching on in some very liberal Catholic churches on St. Francis' Day when all the puppies and kitties and bunnies and reptiles are blessed.  Because it's so warm and fuzzy!  Women priests!  Give me a break. 
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Gay priests... no, no, no.
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An Italian magazine has a story about Roman priests by day, rocking out at gay clubs by night.  One guy obliged his trick by donning his cassock for the close encounter:  "In one part of the investigation Panorama said that one priest, named as Carlo, willingly put on his cassock to have sex with the reporter's gay accomplice, adding 'all of which was filmed by the hidden camera'". - Full story
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All rightey then!
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Photo:  Tutti Frutti - Priests in Roma.

8 comments:

  1. You just can't make this stuff up. Unfortunately.

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  2. Sorrowful Mother, oh Sorrowful Mother! Lost sons and daughters ...

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  3. Okaaay... the Church has theologically defensible reasons for not ordaining women; also for not ordaining sexually active gay men. However, those reasons do not include "because they might do something wildly and sacrilegiously inappropriate". Because as we know straight guys would never do anything wildly and sacrilegiously inappropriate! (Unfortunately sometimes people are jerks.)

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  4. I got used to seeing "very well-behaved" dogs n churches and restaurants when I was stationed in Germany. They would be curled up on the floor and not begging or causing any kind of disturbance. In fact I was meeting some friends for lunch and didn't even realize that there was a dog under the table until I acccidently kicked it..

    I would have no problems with dogs in church if they were similiarly well- behaved... and I'm about positive that none of our good Holy priests would give Communion to a dog..

    For what it's worth...I brought my kitty to am Daily Mass a couple of years ago...it was December, way too cold to leave her in the car (below freezing), and we had a vet appointment immediately after Mass. She stayed in her carrier, and we stayed in the Cry Room. She was a really sick kitty at the time..struggling to get feline diabetes under control. And she did not receive Communion--although after Mass she DID receive a blessing :) No one seemed to have a problem with it. And it's not like I do it all the time either...

    I think she got a blessing from the Mass as she is now fully recovered and not on insulin :) Thanks be to God.

    You all can stone me now :)

    Sara

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  5. Sara, glad your kitty is okay now!

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  6. Sara - glad kitty recovered.

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  7. Austringer2:21 PM

    Gee, Sara, it sounds like what you did was perfectly fine. No need to worry about being stoned...

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