Friday 21 June 2013

Unlikely readers

Nigel Farrage engrossed in his copy of Pravda.

Tony Benn avid reader of The Daily Mail.

Mac with her copy of Allotment Weekly - free packet of carrot seeds with this ishoo.
Not to mention the oft alluded to monthly Dog Owner Today and RSPB Newsletter.

Me and my copies of Autocar, Puffer Train Express and Airfix Model Builder - collect pots of a variety of fetching shades of sludge paint each month. Send in photos of you best models dangling precariously from your bedroom ceiling from bits of thread from your Mother's work basket. ( I have two brothers, I know about these things.)

Jonathan and his Lager Lights

Matthaeus Polyester Vestments Supplement free pottery Altar Vessels pullout

Zephy Modernist Ecclesiastical Architecture Quarterly incorporating Rock Mass Vibes free tie dye kit in orange and turquoise.

Fr Tim and any other priest you can think of with their Vogue subscriptions. All these different clothes. All different colours. What's wrong with a black cassock? Yesterday, today and everyday.

Fr Z with his copy of The Pacifist. No guns allowed. Even toy ones. Especially cap guns and assault rifles.

A Catholic and a copy of The Tablet.

I was in Westminster Cathedral today and that Editorial was there.

September 2010 Pope Benedict, as was, was in the Cathedral. He must have walked right past where the newspapers are at the back.

I also wondered what might happen if you were hovering around lapsed or thinking of becoming a Catholic and you happened to pick it up and have a skim through. Not a great thought, that one is it? Could happen anywhere anything dodgy is stocked in a Church.

I'm not singling out Westminster Cathedral, which has many good points, not least hours and hours of Confessions everyday and a world class Choir, but it is Westminster Cathedral.

What would The Tablet have to print to get removed from all Churches?
Today they slate

The EF Mass
The Ordinariate ( Withering? Whither withering?)
The new translation into English of the OF Mass.

Have I missed anything?

All in one editorial.

Tablet bingo time.


Mulier Fortis said...

Probably easier to try to mention which bits of Catholicism they *didn't* slate...

Zephyrinus said...


Best laugh I've had for ages.

Thank you.

You missed the Director of Music at Blackfen subscribing to that Tom and Jerry publication:

Looney Tunes.
(Available on YouTube)

Anonymous said...

Richard Dawkins secretly reading the Catholic Herald under the bedclothes at night while Lalla is out walking K9.

Unknown said...

Ian Paisley reading Mass of Ages

vetusta ecclesia said...

Mention of B XVI and Westminster Cathedral reminds me that, while there is a floor plaque at the entrance to the chancel commemorating the visit of JPII (and it's in Latin!)there is as yet no memento of the visit of BXVI. I wonder why?