Comparative theology

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 27, 2004

Perhaps someone could help me understand how a prominent public figure could be invited to share the Body and Blood of Christ, but barred from attending a roast-beef dinner?

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2004 8:17 AM ET USA

    The roast beef dinner is a tangible thing representing their faith and devotion to the secular world and its deity "The Media" that both Card. Egan and Sen Kerry can taste and touch and obviously place great faith in. The Blessed Sacrament on the other hand is a mere symbol that can be advantageously sacrificed at the altar of their real religion/deity to advance their professional careers.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2004 10:32 PM ET USA

    Everyone knows you shouldn't ruin good beef by adding ketchup! Keep praying for your bishops. The daily Latin Mass will be a reality sooner. I pray for my bishop in heartfelt gratitude, because he welcomes and encourages it.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2004 5:08 PM ET USA

    Well, if the good cardinal is going to have bull for dinner, I guess he might decide that he won’t need Kerry there to serve up more of it in an after-dinner speech.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2004 5:07 PM ET USA

    Which person is the Archbishop of New York most likely to invite to dinner: (1) an abortion-enabling Democrat politician running for President; or (2) a small group of fervently religious Roman Catholics who want to have daily access to the traditional Latin Mass. Any guesses?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2004 3:15 PM ET USA

    "While not quite a sacrament, the Smith dinner has become an important ritual for pols, who don white tie and tails in final weeks before the election. Candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore both attended it 2000." I'm so glad the author clarified this. This first thing I thought when I read it was "Kerry, should not be allowed to attend the Sacrament of the Roast Beef Dinner." If this is allowed the next thing he'll want to do is attend the Sacrament of the Parish Carnival.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 27, 2004 2:39 PM ET USA

    The beef is from Texas.