The Episcopal Leadership Card Game

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 09, 2005

For play by 2 or more Catholics loyal to the Pope.

You'll need 6 index cards or slips of paper-- any size or description, as long as they're all the same.

  • On one card, list the special events and programs your bishop has organized, in response to the request from Pope John Paul, to promote reverence for the Blessed Sacrament during this Year of the Eucharist.
  • On another card, list the public statements your bishop has issued calling attention to the plenary indulgences available to the faithful during this Year of the Eucharist.
  • On a third card, list the ways in which your bishop has made a "wide and generous" provision for Catholics who prefer the Tridentine Mass. (Do not list the ways in which he has made it more difficult to find an authorized traditional Mass.)
  • Leave the other three cards blank.

Now shuffle the cards, and see if you can tell them apart.

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  • Posted by: Fr. William - Feb. 12, 2005 10:18 PM ET USA

    Thank God for such bishops as Jugis in Charlotte. Blank cards here will not stop millenial priests, either. In my three parishes, where I am pastor with no associate pastors/parochial vicars, we have Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament four days a week, three Masses/day during Lent; extended confession times, a regular bulletin headline, "Year of the Eucharist," & catechetical articles on the Eucharist. I'd welcome a Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter priest, w/ my bishop's OK.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 11, 2005 11:25 AM ET USA

    I tried it, and I came up all Jokers.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 10, 2005 9:35 PM ET USA

    Well, if we play it in Tulsa, one card will be different--we do have the Tridentine Mass, generously provided.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 09, 2005 4:01 PM ET USA

    It is comforting in a sad sort-of way to know that we in Western Washington are not alone. I recently asked the religion teacher at our parish school what they would be doing to recognize the Year of the Eucharist. Response so far? None.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 09, 2005 1:17 PM ET USA

    Bishop Jugis, our bishop in Charlotte for a year and a half, has gone out of his way to promote the Year in the weekly diocesan newspaper. He's distributed a Year of the Eucharist prayer card and has mandated that it be prayed at some Masses. He's ordered an end to sacred vessels of non-sacred materials and has mandated the restoration of the Communion plate to prevent the accidental dropping of the Host. A diocesan Eucharistic congress and Corpus Christi procession are planned.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 09, 2005 10:42 AM ET USA

    I brought the decree regarding this Plenary Indulgence to my pastor and asked that we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to facilitate it, and he told me that he wouldn't do that until more people volunteered to be Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (he calls them "Eucharistic Ministers", but I know what he means). So there.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 09, 2005 10:13 AM ET USA

    You must live in my diocese. I'm still waiting to hear mention of the "Year of the Rosary" from the pulpit. Relevant Radio & EWTN are my main sources for info regarding any of the statements from the Holy Father. I live in Northern IL now and it isn't any better than Chicago. Oh by the way Relevant Radio and EWTN are also never mentioned. We did get "The Passion of the Christ" here but one of the visiting priests scorned all the hands that went up due to his query. He didn't need THE MOVIE!!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 09, 2005 10:10 AM ET USA

    our Bishop and pastor went one better,they took the Tabernacle out of Church into a room behind the altar,just in case some one wants an Indulgence ,he better go looking for the Tabernacle.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 09, 2005 9:05 AM ET USA

    We tried your card game. We can't tell the difference. Same with our pastor. You must live in our diocese.