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Friday, October 27, 2006

For the last time...



Catholics are Christians.

The next time I hear some half-drowned born again half-wit sprout dribble to the effect of, "He/she changed from Catholic to Christian," I may just have to give the idiot a good thumping with the nearest Bible.

Tell me, where was your church before Luther, Henry VIII, Calvin?

In the good ol' days, heretics like you were burnt at the stake.

As for the idiots taking potshots at the Eucharist,


Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attractiveness fades quickly- it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation. I myself have experienced the replacing of the penitential rite by a dance performance, which, needless to say, received a round of applause. Could there be anything farther removed from the penitence? Liturgy can only attract people when it looks, not at itself, but at God, when it allows him to enter and act.

(Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI)
The Spirit of the Liturgy, pg 198-9)


A couple things to note:

1.) You are not at a show, awards ceremony, or concert.
2.) Your priest is not performing.

Think about that the next time you are rocking, dancing, whooping and stomping your feet to guitars, drums, keyboards and special light effects at your next service.

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