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1 posted on 04/28/2013 5:48:02 PM PDT by NYer
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We’re all familiar with A & P catholics. Perhaps we should refer to this group as C & W catholics?


2 posted on 04/28/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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I remember years ago at my sister’s wedding rehearsal at their local Catholic Church, this type of respect was commanded right off the bat as the priest came marching into the Church, banging on his bible and loudly saying, “It is entirely too loud in here! I don’t know how you Protestants do it, but we Catholics remain quiet and respectful in the Church!”

Problem was, it was the Catholics that were making all the noise. :-)

At the time, my sister and I were not Catholic. I converted in ‘92, my sister a couple of years later. The look on my dad’s face that day when Father did that was priceless. I swear I saw steam coming out of his ears.

At the wedding, up in the choir loft, a woman beautifully sang Ave Maria. But it was much to long for Father. When she started the second stanza, he glare up to the loft and rolled his eyes.

We learned to like that old codger over the years though. He’s quite a funny old guy.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NYer

Does Deacon Kandra have something against Texas Ranger fans? ;-)

Being in NY, I figure that’s why he used that pic.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 6:11:35 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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Blame the Church Pastor and Bishops. Nearly all of them have failed the Church miserably. Roger Mahony is EXHIBIT #1


9 posted on 04/28/2013 6:15:25 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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This is the time of year that is very dangerous in that kids are out playing in the street, riding bikes and such.There’s graduations, weddings, proms, kids out for a good time, most driving for their first time.Young people are having fun, not always concerned about how they’re driving or drinking.. lost a couple of friends that way many years ago. “April is the cruelest month’’. Just be careful out there folks, nothing so important you gotta go breaking the speed limit for.


13 posted on 04/28/2013 6:56:01 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Solemnity? What’s that? I think too many of our faithful have forgotten.

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Just look at how many come dressed as if they are attending the ball game.


15 posted on 04/28/2013 7:24:24 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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The picture below is the church I attended from birth until I was married. It is the largest in the state. One of our pastors told me that they had calls all the time from people who wanted to get married there. Not parishioners or even Catholics, just people who thought they'd rent the church like they did a reception hall. Pretty amazing.


20 posted on 04/29/2013 7:02:05 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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Sadly, I’ve seen everything the Deacon is mentioning here. My least favorite: The Cirque de Baptism with 20 babies at a time. Bleeccch! Once, when I was standing up there with my new goddaughter in my arms (the 14th of 15!), the priest instructed everyone to sing, “If You’re Catholic And You Know It, Clap Your Hands.” Uhmmmm.....no, I don’t think I will sing that, thanks.

None of the babies got a real exorcism, but they DID get that little ditty. It was the most irreverent sacramental ceremony I’ve ever seen, with people literally climbing over each other and Father having to shout to be heard (his own fault; he should run a tighter ship and not have those mass baptisms).

Regards,


24 posted on 04/29/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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