Monday, November 06, 2006

More Top 100 Ironic Reasons To Be Catholic: #60-51

60. Awesome gargoyles.
59. No Lutheran stigmata.
58. ...Or Buddhist stigmata.
57. ...Or Hindu stigmata.
56. St. Lawrence, while being burned to death: "Turn me over; I'm done on this side."
55. We have our own "Catholic frog." It has a cross on its back. Really.
54. Millions (Not Million Dollar Baby)
53. The Capuchin Crypt in Rome: made entirely of bones.
52. We have four patron saints of confectioners (take that, Food Channel!)
51. St. Teresa of Avila: "From silly devotions, and from sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us!"


Tim said...

Have you mentioned Martyrs Paste!?

Not sure if it's an ironic reason, but it's pretty cool! I also like the unspoken message it sends to the enemies of the church: "We grind up the bones of our saints and mix them with old candle wax. Imagine what we do to people we don't like!

CMinor said...

I notice that the Catholic frog survives drought by going underground--so maybe it has its own catacombs??