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doya doya doya doya wanna dance?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 17, 2008

(From the bulletin of St. Francis Xavier Church, the Jesuit parish that proudly advertised itself as the only parish in the US this year to march as a unit in the Gay Pride Day parade in New York.)

2008 Catechetical Convocation – Archdiocese of New York
"The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church"
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York
Modern dancers, liturgical dancers, and expert dancers
in Mexican, Philippine, German and African dance
are invited to volunteer
for the Opening and Closing Prayer experiences
of the 2008 Catechetical Convocation of the Archdiocese of New York
to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in White Plains, NY.

No comment necessary. Sometimes all you can do is hope and have a prayer experience.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 20, 2008 10:24 AM ET USA

    How about a polka? My parish is about to have it's summer festival. It starts with a "polka" Mass. All the music including the ordinary is sung to polka tunes. At least they do leave the dancng until afterward. I always make a point to miss this one. I forgot once and also nearly had a puke experience.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 19, 2008 6:13 PM ET USA

    Why only Mexican, Philppine, German & African? Someone call the A.C.L.U. P.S. His Eminence recently had leg surgery and sends his regrets.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 19, 2008 6:12 PM ET USA

    For those who cannot dance, they will all have a chair experience. What's happening here is the need to fill the void left by the cancellation of "American Bandstand," which for some was a prayer experience. But will "One Bread, One Body" be able to get at least a 75, because I don't think it is that easy to dance to? And I don't see Lithuanians on the list. We're pretty good dancers, at least after a few beers and shots of boilo.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 18, 2008 9:43 AM ET USA

    "Somehow, I'm having trouble envisioning German dance as a prayer experience." Clearly, you've never seen the Schuplattler performed by tipsy Bavarians! It's a religious experience, if not necessarily a prayerful one. Thanks for the laugh, Uncle Di.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 18, 2008 9:41 AM ET USA

    "Sometimes all you can do is hope and have a prayer experience." Personally, I'm praying that Square-Dance-Caller-In-Chief didn't expend all of His fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah and has a few sparks and spitballs to drop in on White Plains.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 11:24 PM ET USA

    Wait a minute... that last line sounded like a comment!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 10:13 PM ET USA

    Oom pah pah; not cha cha cha. Somehow, I'm having trouble envisioning German dance as a prayer experience.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 6:45 PM ET USA

    Cha, cha, cha.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 4:23 PM ET USA

    Pray for rain, or if it's indoors, pray for a large hole in the roof. Has anyone seen the Cardinal?

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 4:23 PM ET USA

    "Sometimes all you can do is hope... " You're referring, I take it, to the hope experience? Myself, I'm about to have a laugh-out-loud experience, followed by a puke experience.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 11:32 AM ET USA

    ...Catechetical Convocation...cute, alliterative; makes me want to tap...

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