Seeking advice on love from a priest feels a little like asking a Mormon waiter for wine recommendations.
And if Mary Worth doesn't make you laugh, this definitely will:
Ha ha, Wanders! As a Catholic, I had some trepidation about watching that video, fearing that it might be some lame condescending schtick. But it was really well done! Good writing and good acting. Scottie says "Thumb Up."-- Scottie McW.
Hey Father! No coaching him through the Act of Contrition!“…but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love…”From the TV show “Cheers”:Sam Malone: Yes, that's, ah, that's correct Father. Ah, what do I need to do? Father Barry: Say three Hail Marys, four Our Fathers, and nine Rosaries. Sam Malone: Thank you, Father. Nine Rosaries - that's a lot. Father Barry: We're cracking down. Carla: [to Sam after he complains about the difficulty of doing a Catholic penance] "It's not a religion for wusses."
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Canto IV From The Mass Of Mary's Acolytes".Now?Clean sober!Whole life! Worthy!All. Worthy.
Tomy is quite the emotional basketcase.
I really think Fr. Silhouette is Dr. Sweatervest Therapist incognito. I haven't been to confession in ages, but I don't know any priest that would put up with Tommy's nonsense. Someone needs to tell KM that a confessional is not a therapist's office. You confess your sins, not sit there and tell the priest your life story. Tommy needs to go to Karaoke or sing in the shower. That will get rid of all his angst.This reminds me of when Mary went to see this doctor (I forget the plot or his name) but he wound up on a couch and Mary was psychoanalyzing him. That was hilarious. This is annoying.KM, what's your address. I'll let you borrow my "Catholicism for Dummies".
Also, when I was a kid, the confessional had two sides with one person waiting for the priest to open his sliding door on their side. I'm sure the poor person in the other confessional has wondered what in heck is going on that Father Silhouette hasn't gotten to them, as well as the long line of people that are waiting outside the confessional.If I was Father Silhouette, I'd say "Hey look kid, I know you got troubles. We all do. Wrap this up, there's people waiting to get in. That'll be 13 Hail Mary's, 12 Our Fathers and 16 Glory Be's and a whole rosary. Now scram, my son."
It's beginning to bug me that nobody--literally nobody--gives a single thought to consulting local advice columnist Wilbur Weston or writing in to Ask Wendy when it comes to needing advice. And yet we heard an outcry from his many fans led to his local fish wrap to reinstating. Hmmm. A puzzle.
This is just excruciating. The video helped - thank you, Wanders!
It’s a three-home-run day for Wanders - his post, his secret message, and the video are stellar. Take your time circling the bases, Wanders!Oh for Pete’s sake, KM is seriously out of her depth here. Even @Regina W-P’s book wouldn’t help. Could the “priest” actually be Mary, using some voice-altering device?
Hey,Is anyone else interested in how Wilbur is doing?
This is exactly the same as last week, just with Tommy telling his worries to a different person. Moy definitely subscribes to the "new whip, same dead horse" school of writing.
The nuns that I knew in high school would not put up with that milk soppery crap.
Catholic who goes to confession twice a month here, in a confessional, on my knees, sometimes behind the screen and sometimes face to face. I think traditional confessionals - and I teach 2nd graders preparing for it, and use the terms "reconciliation" and "confession" interchangeably - are more common in the East. Hadn't checked in for a few days, and just read the comments. Tommy is straying into spiritual direction in addition to confession, not a bad thing if it's been years since he went. But in general, in confession, you "tell the sin, not the story." Time for Tommy to make an appointment for spiritual direction.
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