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The Ironic Catholic: Free copies of "Felon Blames 1970s Church Architecture for Life of Sin" today!

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Thoughtful Catholic Hoopla. Collected pieces, mostly humorous, from across the web and blogs. We've got humor. We've got thoughtfulness. We've got art. We've got bacon.
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Greetings, all!  Enjoy some of my most-enjoyed humorous and thought-provoking posts and sightings from the web and blogosphere.  If you want to suggest a post, feel free--click on the suggest button (see those tabs up top?).  Get a feed through RSS.  And my own stuff is at http://www.ironiccatholic.com . Laugh, think, and enjoy!  --IC

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The Digital Hairshirt's comment, January 31, 2012 4:59 PM
Finally, a fun place for the fools of Christ!
The Ironic Catholic's comment, February 1, 2012 3:01 PM
I know. About time, eh? ;)
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The Ironic Catholic: Truth Is Stranger #135: Catholics and terrorists, same diff, according to ... the U.S. Military?

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The Ironic Catholic: Public Catholic Owns Up That Church Moral Teaching Is Wrong

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Washington, DC: A politician, whose handler begged he/she not be named due to illness, has in his/her own words, "owned up."



"Easter was so--so freeing, it felt like the perfect time to be completely honest: I don't agree with a whit of it.  Natural family planning, the pro-life movement, marriage defined as an exclusive union between a man and a woman.  It's all wrong.  Yeah, so is male-exclusive ordination.  Wow, do I feel so much more myself in saying that out loud," said the politician, smiling.

 

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The Ironic Catholic: Easter Resurrection Emboldens Paschal Lambs To Flaunt Health And Start Smoking

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The Ironic Catholic: Habemus Pop'ems

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The Ironic Catholic: Liturgists Worry About Conclavular Distractions During Rehearsals For Holy Week

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The Ironic Catholic's insight:

Metropolis, USA: The liturgical commission of the Metropolis diocese, meeting for a Saturday workshop at RBCU*, was clearly looking a little frayed.

"This is usually not our best month, before Easter Sunday," laughed commission secretary Diana Tuberville, "but the upcoming conclave has our directors of music in a panic.  No one is practicing the parts.  Everyone is swapping papabile articles by John Allen and Sandro Magister and setting their cell phones to popealarm.com ."

 

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The Ironic Catholic: Pope Emeritus Shows Up In Ikea Looking For A Chair of Retirement

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Staten Island: After the drama of abdicating the Petrine ministry for the first time in 600 years, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was seen at the Staten Island Ikea looking for "one good solid chair."

"I brought the cat and swept out the apartment, but I forgot I needed a great big chair," admitted the frail man in lightly accented English.  "It's true I am retiring to a life of prayer, but I do not think God will begrudge me a place to sit down.  And the Chair of Peter must remain vacant until the new Pope is elected.  So I was thinking, maybe a La-Z-Boy.  I hear they fold back and are very comfy."

 

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The Ironic Catholic: Cyber Catholics Planning On Giving Up Facebook For Lent Thrown Into Existential Crisis

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New York, NY: Catholics worldwide planning on giving up social media this Lent--facebook, Twitter, and the like--are caught in an existential crisis now that Pope Benedict unexpectedly announced his resignation and the conclave to elect a new successor to St Peter will occur smack in the middle of Lent.

"I announced it and everything," moaned Cynthia Madison, a 22 year old parishioner at St. Aloysius Church in downtown Manhattan.  "I mean, who am I supposed to get this news from now?  CNS?  EWTN?  C-freakin-NN?"

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The Ironic Catholic: Op-Ed: An Ode to Ordinary Time

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Wow, I don't know about you all, but I was just so grateful to see the gold and white decor come down at Church.  Creche packed away, needled trees in the chipper, poinsettias dead and composted, Christmas music in the dusty back files.  I just feel so...relaxed, entering fully into ordinary time....

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The Ironic Catholic: The Eschaton of Bad Church Sign Awareness Week

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Drat that warm front from Satan.

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The Ironic Catholic: Preload the ebook readers you're giving this Christmas

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The Ironic Catholic's insight:

Well, we're still here, so buy a book already.  Click the annoyed cat for more info.

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The Ironic Catholic: Why I Never Could Be A Franciscan: an Ode to Brother Snowflake

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The Ironic Catholic: Truth is Stranger + Caption Contest

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The Ironic Catholic: CDC: Grandmothers of College Students in Immediate Danger of Death This Week

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The Ironic Catholic: Earth Lent Begins For Enthusiasts Of Earth Day

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The Ironic Catholic: Traditionalist Catholics Accuse Pope of Changing Weather for Easter

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Metropolis, USA: A group of Catholics who write for a popular blog called Rockin The Church traditionalists have accused Pope Francis of changing the weather patterns in Italy to mimic the southern hemisphere for a blustery Easter morning.

 


"I have tried to hold my tongue," said the blogger known as DamnTheClownMassesAndEveryoneElse, "but I must upgrade the volume of my critique from the warm confines of my supportive group of saved friends on facebook to the callous and cold wide world of the Internet.  I am deeply regretful to have to call out the Holy Father during such a solemn week and on his Holiest of days, but this morning was the last straw, and justice must be served.  He has clearly imported Argentinian weather to the sacred land of Rome.  Everyone knows that Easter must be Springlike.  This morning's increasingly cold weather indicates the Pope is rejecting an age old tradition.  No doubt this will lead to the increased use of silver as a precious metal and women's ordination.  This cannot, and will not, stand."



Another blogger who goes by MaryWoreBlueCombatBoots agreed.  "By all means, we know Christianity is a European religion.  Eggs and new life go with a Springlike Eastertide.  Changing Rome to fit the Southern hemispheric patterns means that we will serving pumpkin pie at the Easter table.  Dried leaf collages for Easter rather than daffodils.  It screams of death...a symbolism of death for a religion that is being killed.  And Happy Dead Easter to you too."

 

 

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The Ironic Catholic: Watch those stones

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The Ironic Catholic: Habemus Papam And Ironic (But Loving) Observations

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The Ironic Catholic: "How To Recognize A Fake Cardinal"

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From http://www.facebook.com/JasonBachCartoons .  Posted with permission.

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The Ironic Catholic: Cool things to give up for Lent, 2013

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The Ironic Catholic: T-7 Days and Counting: Finding the Loophole for a Lenten Valentine's Day

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The Ironic Catholic's insight:

Houston, TX: St. Hugh of Hungary Catholic Church's evangelization committee has run into "a huge stumbling block" to the New Evangelization: Valentine's Day in Lent.

"This is a stumbling block to the faithful and we need to be on top of this, to find out what can be done to avoid sacrifice during Lent.  There is such a thing as too much of a good thing," announced Mark Thomas, the chair of the committee.

The committee's agenda for Wednesday night, Feb. 6th, states: "New business: open forum to brainstorm ways to give up chocolate for Lent and yet eat it on Valentine's Day."

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DC Montreal's comment, February 20, 2013 9:53 AM
Ash Wednesday: Welcome to Lent 2013 http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/ash-wednesday-welcome-to-lent-2013/
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The Ironic Catholic: Why Jesus Wouldn't Have Been A Blogger

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Kitties.  Tragically, there are no kitties in the gospel.  If only Jesus had said "Let the little kitties come to me."The Pharisees were all in a dither about whether this was work or leisure, and Jesus would have decided not to invite unnecessary trouble.

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The Ironic Catholic: "Temptation Bangs Forever": the book, the event, the movement

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The Ironic Catholic: To Assuage The Self-Esteem of Letters: The A-E-I-O-U and sometime Y antiphons

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New York, NY: St. Calibertha Church's Sunday School, at 100 Sesame St., has introduced a holiday practice updated for the little ones of the 21st century: The All Vowels Antiphons.



"The traditional O Antiphons are lovely but O gets all the attention," argued A, who was decked in festive advent purple fur over his everyday foam self.  "The Spirit of Christmas is equality, so the other vowels and I, I mean A, we thought he should share."



"Sharing is the reason for the season," piped up E.  "U and I and others have always said so."

 


"And we never knew Y all the attention went to O," pouted Y.  "Sure he's round and pretty like a bowl full of jelly, but we have feelings, you know.  I've stuck out my tongue at him forever and he never noticed.  I am sad," he said, upward wings drooping.

 

 

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Blended Roman Catholic and Episcopal services — The Curt Jester

An imagined church bulletin of a combined Episcopal USA and Roman Catholic Church (yes, there was one in Virginia).  Click title for more.

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Dear Pope Benedict XVI: friendly constructive hints on tweeting

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You may have heard the Pope is on Twitter.  He's in the house and on your IPhone, people.  Watch out.

Not that I am a tweeting magnate, but I have a few friendly suggestions I would love to see, Holy Father:


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