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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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