March 11, 2012
Right! Listen up you lot.
We’ve had orders from head office, and are passing it on to you. We expect you to comply without giving the matter any individual thought. Your obedience is obligatory. Remember, purgatory awaits those considering free thought or disobedience .
Oh… and please give generously as you pass the offertory box on your way out.
Never mind… only one more game to go for Wales!
March 27, 2010
The Vatican has asserted there is a concerted campaign to blacken the name of Pope Benedict – and him an old man, too
This follows claims that before becoming Pope he was himself responsible for ‘covering up’ known instances of child abuse by priests.
September 18, 2009
A Catholic Charity in UK believes couples should pray together before having sex and has composed a special prayer for the occasion.
Called – appropriately enough – “Prayer Before Making Love,” it appears in the Prayer Book for Spouses, published by the London-based Catholic Truth Society.
The prayer asks God to -
“place within us love that truly gives, tenderness that truly unites, self-offering that tells the truth and does not deceive, forgiveness that truly receives, loving physical union that welcomes.”
“Open our hearts to you, to each other and to the goodness of your will,” it adds. “Cover our poverty in the richness of your mercy and forgiveness. Clothe us in true dignity and take to yourself our shared aspirations, for your glory, forever and ever.”
Can’t argue with the sentiment but as ‘foreplay’ I think it leaves a lot to be desired.
Personally, I would recommend vodka and chocolate !!!
Source . . .
January 22, 2009
Ahhh… you can’t beat the Roman Catholic church when it comes to shooting themselves in the foot, can you?
Hard on the heels of that Pope feller, upsetting just about everyone but hardcore devotees with a few choice comments, we had an Italian minion of his, spouting off about the non-existence of Santa Claus.
Of course, all this lot came while the civilised world was still tutting and giving knowing winks about the whole ‘Roger the altar boy’ fiasco, and the ensuing hamfisted attempts at a cover up.
..and don’t even get me started on AIDS, overpopulation, and all the dogmatic shite that gets reeled off on those subjects.
But now we learn that a couple of entrepreneurial priestly chaps in Florida are up in court, accused of putting the proceeds from the weekly collection to good use. All $800,000 of it.
I know that they generally like to do things on a grander scale in the US of A, but I suspect that our local vicar would give his right arm for $800,000 worth of collection to even be tempted by.