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Praying For Your Supper

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Oct 08, 2004

This sounds like something the Sisters of Loreto would put on their website.

Anglicans across England are being encouraged to "pray for their dinner" -- literally, "sticking a theological toe in the Ganges," as one lay commentator caustically observed. Apparently, grace before meals is to become a cross between intercessory prayer for the oppressed and the funal commendation rite at a Requiem Mass.

As Christopher Johnson, long-suffering (and delightfully voluble) Anglican layman at Midwestern Conservative Journal, observes, "Can't be too careful, I guess. After all, that might be Grandma in that KFC bucket. You remember how lousy her karma always was."

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Oct. 08, 2004 8:14 PM ET USA

    Wherefore art thou Father George Rutler? Who will stand up and plead for mercy for brother bean and sister carrot?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2004 3:26 PM ET USA

    There are a lot of possibilities here for thoughtful prayer. I mean, we ought to supporting the Holy Father’s ecumenical efforts toward our Anglican brothers. How about the Gluttonous Mysteries? Ooops! Too traditional? Hmmm… Stations of the Slaughter House?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2004 2:45 PM ET USA

    Are these people totally crazy? Praying for the soul of the slaughtered animal!! We'd better pray for their sanity!

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