By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 02, 2007

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:

-- Good morning, everyone!

[Stuart Reid of the Telegraph]

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  • Posted by: Te_Deum - Feb. 07, 2007 11:16 AM ET USA

    Are we sure this is Catholic? Link to Telegraph didn't give us anything but the homepage so should we assume that it is Catholic? It does not seem so to me. This is waayyyyyyy off the mark with a layman giving Holy Communion to the priest.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 03, 2007 11:26 AM ET USA

    Uncle Di, you're great...but sometimes you go over my head. OK, we have another example of abuse of the liturgy...but what is this "Buck Mulligan" allusion? Also, the link to the Telegraph wasn't helpful in deciphering what you mean to say here.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2007 8:50 PM ET USA

    Stole outside the chasuble? Why that's de rigeur in most places today, as is banishment of the old Roman canon. There's an unwritten rule against using the 1st Eucharistic Prayer more than once in any 12 month period. What a dreary scene!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2007 4:53 PM ET USA

    Don’t laugh, this is an “abomination of desolation” if I have ever seen one. (Matt. 24:15) Here is a note on Matt. 24:15 from the classic Haydock Bible, which Catholics may order from Catholic Treasures: The abomination of desolation “will be more completely fulfilled by Antichrist and his precursors when they shall attempt to abolish the holy sacrifice of the mass.” Also, “In those days [of Antichrist] the liturgy (or mass) shall be neglected….” Flee to the mountains! (Matt.24:16)

  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2007 4:19 PM ET USA

    Centurion, it appears that a layman is giving the priest celebrant Holy Communion, which makes no sense and has lots of theological problems. A much smaller issue is that he is not wearing his vestments properly: he either is not wearing a chasuble, or is wearing his stole outside his chasuble.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2007 2:02 PM ET USA

    What is this? Where was this being done and by whom? I can not see that on the face of it this deserves more of a comment than the looks on the faces of those present.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2007 12:06 PM ET USA

    Those in attendance look about as interested in this parody of the Mass as my high school age daughter would in reading Ulysses. Nice that someone has thought to bring orange juice and some bowls for the cereal.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2007 11:47 AM ET USA

    Where's (happy) waldo? Study the picure hard. Try to find a single person smiling. Find one who does not look like they would rather be somewhere else. If this is such a wonderful "service" why is everyone pictured so glum?