Saturday, 17 September 2011

It's true...Catholics are a funny lot!

And to prove it Fr James Martin SJ has written a piece on Catholic humour (or humor as he mistakenly spells it!).
It is a fine piece and the views expressed are sound but....most important of all, some Catholic bloggers need reminding that we should have a sense of humour, sorry, humor, and that, in itself,  is a very good thing. Click on the link at the end of this post.

And my contribution comes as:

"What's the difference between a supermarket trolley and a charismatic?"

Answer: "A supermarket trolley has a mind of its own"

That should fill the combox up nicely.


  1. Richard, I have decided I am sitting next to you, at the Mass on the Guild Meeting Day (just in case anyone tries to take a pot shot!). It will be the first time I wear my mantilla.

    Just wanted to warn you as you might want to fast beforehand...... ;)

  2. Ros - a pot shot at you or me? See you then.

  3. I'd like to see both of you at the sign of peace!

  4. Patricius,

    Me and Richard are good buddies to be, even tho we haven't met. I'm bringing some choccie biscuits, he'll be trad putty in my charismatic hands!

    Will there be a sign of peace? Seriously.

  5. Shadowlands,

    Chocolate biscuits? Yum. I shall be bringing a few foodies items too.

    Have no fear. I can't imagine anyone taking any pot shots at anyone. I'll lob a bara brith at anyone who gets out of hand.

    The whole EF thing is relatively new to many people, myself included and I'm the organist on Sundays and yes, I do go to OF Masses too, just like the rest of my family.

    Looking forward to meeting you both, leutgeb.

    PS I don't wear a mantilla. Not saying that's a good thing, just what I do (or don't do) and I'm not alone. Work in progress, me.

  6. "Choccie biscuits" ???? With a scent of almonds?
    I'll pass thank you Ros.

  7. ""Choccie biscuits" ???? With a scent of almonds?
    I'll pass thank you Ros."

    Humph! Foiled again! I had already written the following morning's blog post, titled:

    "Richard Collins, finally slain in the spirit"


  8. leutgeb

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and really looking forward to the Mass. My gripe is not against whatever Mass the magisterium deems legitimate. It's infighting amongst the brethren. (Can we say brethren when speaking of Catholics?)
    As you can see, I don't know the rules or rubrics, I just know Jesus is real and loves each of us to the utmost. If I can learn to love in a tiny way, the way He does, I will have lived a life worth living. I do know I have a long way to go. To be frank, I am hopeless without Him. I resort to chaotic thinking!

  9. patricius,

    I wish you were going too! I've grown rather fond of the people I've connected with, on blogger. You all feel like relations in a strange yet familiar way? I'll light a candle and say a prayer, for all those not there in person.