Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Top 100 Ironic Reasons To Be Catholic: The Final Ten!

The rest of the series is here. Drum roll please...!

10. Those jaunty fuschia birettas the bishops get to wear. (Thanks, DC)
9. We have Cardinal Zen...
8. and Cardinal Sin.
7. We're not emergent: we're eternal.
6. We're not progressive: we're prophetic.
5. We're not old-fashioned: we're rooted.
4. We're not liberal: we love our neighbor.
3. We're not conservative: we look to God alone.
2. We're not entertained: we've received the peace of Christ.
1. ...and we're just getting started, baby.

Say it with me everyone: Thanks be to God!


Queen of Dysfunction said...

Dude, the birettas should definitely have been higher up on the list. ;)

Ray from MN said...

or rather, Deo Gratias!

You done good, I.C.!1

Diesel said...

But God is conservative though, right?

Steve Bogner said...

I like that!

beez said...

I thought Baretta was a TV show, not a hat!

The Ironic Catholic said...

Thanks folks. I feel obscene pleasure in having carried this off. I really wondered if I would ever get to #1.

Diesel, ha!

Beez, maybe you'll learn about birettas in seminary (but I kinda hope you learn a few other things first!).

beez said...


I told one of the admissions committee in my interview this week (I was accepted: YAY! Off to seminary in one month: YIKES!):

"The best thing about returning to the Faith and reading the Catechism cover to cover was that I discovered how much I don't know."

The Ironic Catholic said...

Congrats, Beez! Which seminary?

BTW my students say much the same thing.

Dcn Scott Dodge said...

I am glad we cyber-collided! Now you know my secret- I, too, am a blogger. Boy that felt good. as confessions always do.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Yet alas, I cannot absolve you. :)

CMinor said...

I think the top 7 would look good on a bumper sticker!

The Ironic Catholic said...

Cminor, we're working on the shirts right now. :)

Kansas Bob said...

"We're not conservative: we look to God alone."

...and the Pope of course :)