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Pontiff's visit 'did Birmingham proud' (Blesses Oratory's Cat) [Ecumenical]
BBC News ^ | 09/20/2010 | n/a

Posted on 09/28/2010 12:43:15 PM PDT by Pyro7480

Pope Benedict XVI lead Mass at Cofton Park on Sunday at the culmination of his four-day UK state visit....

Peter Jennings, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Birmingham, said: "The whole visit itself has been a huge boost for everybody It's given new confidence to the Catholic Church and also to our relations with the Church of England and other churches."

...Father Richard Duffield, Provost of the Birmingham Oratory, said the Pope met a group of parishioners there and also thanked workers at the Oratory.

He added the Pontiff had also given a blessing to the Oratory's cat.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: benedictxvi; cat; catholic; kittyping; pope

Appropriately, the cat is black, to match the habit of the Oratorians. Benedict XVI is a well-known cat lover.

But, as we saw as well, the Pope thanked one of the bomb-sniffing dogs during his UK visit as well: Pope gives [bomb] sniffer dog a pat of thanks [Ecumenical]

1 posted on 09/28/2010 12:43:20 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 09/28/2010 12:44:54 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping!


3 posted on 09/28/2010 12:46:04 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

One of my “neighbourhood kitties” is jet-black with white boots. Perhaps it’s an Oratorian.


4 posted on 09/28/2010 12:54:19 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Pyro7480

My cats, basement and ceiling variety, heartily approve of Benedict.


5 posted on 09/28/2010 1:04:59 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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6 posted on 09/28/2010 1:17:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pyro7480

THANKS for making my day! :)=^..^=


7 posted on 09/28/2010 1:24:11 PM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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The look on the cat’s face almost says:

“Who is this guy in white and why is grabbing me around the throat? Also, I must remember to poop on my owners bed in retaliation for subjecting me to this”.


8 posted on 09/28/2010 1:30:11 PM PDT by MplsSteve (http://www.demmerforcongress.com)
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To: Pyro7480

Hmm, this basement cat does not look happy.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:56 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: ArrogantBustard

Oh, I have one of those. He shows up from time to time. Has a white vest, too.


10 posted on 09/28/2010 2:02:27 PM PDT by Excellence ("A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.")
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11 posted on 09/28/2010 2:15:30 PM PDT by wyokostur
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To: Slings and Arrows

Basement kitteh must be a spy for the other side. How easily he has infiltrated the enemy!

Seriesly, he looks very comfortable and happy to be having his neck rubbed by the ultimate cat lover, his holiness Benedict XVI.


12 posted on 09/28/2010 2:30:43 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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Why cats have 9 lives...





13 posted on 09/28/2010 3:40:17 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: Pyro7480

It’s a Basement Cat! The Pope has gone over to the Other Side!


14 posted on 09/28/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Luna Lovegood. Get it?)
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To: Pyro7480

The cat looks rather nonplussed by the fuss and attention.
“Yeah, yeah, whatever.. Can we get back to snoozing and giving me scritches on my ears naow?”
Handsome cat, wonder how spoiled it is?
[Not that I know anything about spoiled cats, no, not me.. heavens no.]


15 posted on 09/28/2010 3:54:07 PM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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Ours is a yellow-striped tabby. When the neighborhood had yard sales a couple of weekends ago, I had some kitchen debris for sale, and a sign that said, “Friendly yellow cat, free with purchase.”

All I sold was a cast-iron tortilla press, and they wouldn’t take Yellow Cat.


16 posted on 09/28/2010 3:54:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Luna Lovegood. Get it?)
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17 posted on 09/28/2010 4:31:15 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Lady Jag

Because they eat dust bunnies? :D


18 posted on 09/28/2010 5:02:48 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: Daffynition

"Bless me father for I have sinned. It has been two weeks since my last Confession. I accuse myself of the following sins: I stole out of the garbage can twice, I barked at the mailman once, I chased the cat . . . "

19 posted on 09/28/2010 7:33:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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LOL!!!! That’s hilarious! The cat is even wearing a violet “stole”!


20 posted on 09/28/2010 9:09:45 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480
The violet stole looks like a setup to me.

The Dallie does look like he's got the concept of authentic sorrow for his sins though . . .

21 posted on 09/29/2010 10:29:49 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: MplsSteve

NY SLIMES headline:

Racist Pope Gleefully Strangles Black Cat

Freegards


22 posted on 09/29/2010 10:40:02 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Pyro7480

Catholic kitties rule!!


23 posted on 09/29/2010 11:14:54 AM PDT by Fawn (Build your character....Be a Volunteer!!)
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24 posted on 09/29/2010 1:31:17 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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25 posted on 09/29/2010 7:24:02 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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26 posted on 09/29/2010 7:31:18 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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27 posted on 09/29/2010 7:38:05 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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