Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Top 100 Ironic Reasons To Be Catholic: #80-71

(Previous 10 reasons: here.)

80. If you are named a saint, a part of your body may become part of a reliquary...or even better, on display for the masses.
79. Knights of Columbus Friday Fish Frys. Take outs available.
78. More lit candles than you can find at The Bath and Body Shop!
77. Our lead theologian (Thomas Aquinas) sagely advised, "Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine."
76. Adds a whole new dimension to The Lord of the Rings, doesn't it?
75. You love to toss off phrases like "supernatural existential." You know you do.
74. Jesus doesn't just love you, He loves Fluffy and Fido too (at least on the Feast of St. Francis).
73. Bothered by mosquitos in the backyard? Get a priest out there: there's a formal blessing against pests.
72. Mystery is more than an aisle at the local Barnes and Noble.
71. Flannery O'Connor on the Eucharist: "Well, if it's just a symbol, then to hell with it."

To be continued....

HT to The Shrine for #71.


Ray from MN said...

Oh, me of little faith!

I finally decided last week, actually 9/22, that you were never going to continue with this list, so in an unusual fit of neatness, I deleted the file from my "My Documents" and consigned it to the nether world.

Fortunately, I rarely empty my trash so it was sitting right there, patiently waiting to be givien its reward, re-existence.

Kinda like Purgatory, maybe? Without the purgative torment?

The Ironic Catholic said...

hee--that will show you!

Julie D. said...


You knew my sidebar would be needing more of these, right?

Keep up the good work, IC!

CMinor said...

So...when do the T-shirts come out?

Trubador said...

#78 made me chuckle.

But thanx for #77 (something I did not know, and which I should do more often). :-D

Anonymous said...

# 78 the Pious Pyromaniacs reason. Or so said Fulton Sheen anyway.

Thanks again