Monday, October 18, 2010

Is that all?

L'Osservatore Romano has come out with another winner. It has published a brief article laying out exactly what it takes to be a real Catholic.

The real Catholic "recites prayers before meals and, in [his] own peculiar way, believes in the life thereafter."

Doh! That's it?!

And there I was getting all geared up to start trying to get back into the swing of that whole One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith thing. I went to Confession and Holy Communion this weekend and everything. Trying to repent of my sins, remember to...well, not pray exactly, but at least give up my habitual cursing and fist-shaking at God...

But apparently, all that is passe these days.

So glad to have that cleared up.

Apparently the sample they are giving is none other than Homer Simpson.

Yep. Not making it up.

Ah, good old Novusordoism.

Making us feel less guilty for being worthless slackers since 1965.

The Telegraph comments:
Once a staid and sober paper of record, L'Osservatore Romano has ventured into popular culture in the last three years under a new editor, commenting on everything from The Beatles and The Blues Brothers to the blockbuster film Avatar and the Harry Potter books and films.

Yep. It's an old person trying to be hip and cool. And there is nothing more excruciatingly, exquisitely embarrassing...



Left-footer said...

Just as it seemed the pendulum was about to swing the other way.


BillyHW said...

Grace before meals? And here I thought Catholicism was just about niceness and not hurting other people's feelings.

Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

WTH is in the water in Rome these days?
I mean, really!!

Left-footer said...

I guess the Tiber is running Ovaltine, kiddie-strength.