Friday, March 30, 2007

Stamping out Liturgical Abuse

One of the things that distract me greatly is liturgical abuse. To help stem out liturgical abuse, I present to you these attractively designed banners which can be turned into flyers and distributed in your very own parishes so that you, humble Joe and Jane Pew can play your part in combating this scourge.

From the Alive and Young [No doubt quoting from Pope Benedict's Inauguration speech] blog.
From the Pontifical Office of the Liturgical Police: Father Ron Ronson just recently announced the new seemingly drastic measure the office is taking to prevent Liturgical Abuses. It is being called the "Flyer Campaign" and is designed to speak not to a person's reasoning mind but to persuade and beckon a person's heart to end Liturgical Abuses. In response to early criticism about the on-hand preview of flyers, Father Ron had the following to say: "Harsh. I suppose it could seem that way. What is harsh? What is harsh is abuse. Abuse of any sort is a grave evil. There are people in this world who can't receive valid sacraments because of these abuses. There are people whose souls are being murdered by bad liturgists and priests. Woe to them. So no, I do not think there is anything harsh about the "Flyer Campaign."

Below are samples of the flyers to be handed out and posted in churches.

This flyer is called Bunny Punch. Don't make Beth do something she doesn't want to do.

This flyer has been dubbed Caring Kitten If not for your fellow person, then do it for the kittens.

This final flyer on hand ties into the long held love/hate relationship between France and America. This flyer received the most harsh criticism of all.
The French one is a bit harsh. But hey, the place did lend its name to the predecessor of Freedom Fries .


Anonymous said...

I like the first one. Ha.

And speaking of humor, thought you might appreciate this a pal just sent me:

The 104-year-old building that had served as the priory and primary student residence of the small Catholic university where I work was about to be demolished. As the wrecker's ball began to strike, I sensed the anxiety and sadness experienced by one of the older monks whose order had founded the college.

"This must be difficult to watch, Father," I said. "The tradition associated with that building, the memories of all the students and monks who lived and worked here. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you."

"It's worse than that," the monk replied. "I think I left my PalmPilot in there."

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

What's wrong with the French flyer? Perfectly good taste.

Anonymous said...

Good liturgy or dead kittens. It's a tough choice to make...
Love the French one. :)

Brantigny said...

I for one do not apprieciate the French one...

French fries are Belgian.