Monday, August 28, 2006

Top 100 Ironic Reasons To Be Catholic: # 90-81

(An ongoing series: #100-91 here.)

90. Those Chick Tracts make splendid kindling at CYO camps.
89. We have a St. Bobo, St. Bean, and a St. Quadragesimus.
88. "Each one has his own gift from God, the one in this way, the other in that. Therefore it is with some hesitation that the amount of daily sustenance for others is fixed by us. Nevertheless, in view of the weakness of the infirm we believe that a hemina [just less than half a liter] of wine a day is enough for each one...." (Rule of St. Benedict #40)

87. The words "clown" and "eucharist" are never mentioned in the same sentence.
86. We cannot use chrism as chapstick without consequences.
85. We're the big boy (and girl) theologians: we use dead languages in our universities, seminaries, and major documents. And, frankly, we don't care if you don't understand it.
84. NCAA Basketball: Catholics universities consistently kick state school butt.
83. Orange is not a liturgical color in the Catholic Church.
82. No other Christian communion gets to bury a statue and pray to sell a house.
81. We actually "get" The Vatican Rag.

to be continued....


Anonymous said...

The "clown eucharist" pictures almost caused a tragedy. I clicked that link with a full mouth of food. From now on I will make sure that I have finished eating and/or put down sharp objects before checking your site!

Jeff Miller said...

Unfortunately Clown Eucharists are not just a Episcopal phenomenom,they have occured in Catholic churches - though thier heyday is fading.

Anonymous said...

This is too funny. You should make a t-shirt of it! I love 85.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Jeff, maybe it should say
"The words clown and eucharist are never mentioned in the same sentence in the presence of a bishop." ?

I've never seen a Clown Eucharist. I have seen (regrettably) a Polka Mass. On a native American reservation in WI, which is even stranger (visual image: the Ojibwe doing the Polka up the communion line). The horror.

CMinor said...

Wow. I've heard of polka masses, but they involved mostly Baltimore descendents of Polish immigrants. Couldn't the Ojibway just have a native dance mass instead?

Anonymous said...

love it. there's ND football too.