Fat Fat Fat....

…Tuesday that is!

Happy Mardi Gras, y’all! Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
As an aside to all the sdmb ladies, I have this here box of beads… :stuck_out_tongue:

Yep, last day for red meat, alcohol, and chocolat for the next 6 weeks…stuffing myself as full as I can.

Any other Catholics get the 'Your forehead is dirty?" on Weds…I get it every year…I just nod and smile. What do you do?

flashes beagledave


upon recovering from the dazzling shock…tosses a handful of shiny beads Falcon’s way

St. Louis is Catholic heaven, so most people get it.

It’s kind of interesting to see people (newsmen, weathermen, and the like) who you never knew were Catholic wearing the ashes. It’s a good witness too. The highest ranking one I’ve seen on network tv was last year: Biff Henderson from the Letterman show was wearing the ashes.

I just like to get a priest who can draw a neat cross, not a smudge. :smiley:

::flashes beagledave::

I rarely see people with crosses, I only see them with ash-dots on their noggins, and I have this mental image of a chain-smoking priest putting out cigarettes on everyone’s foreheads.

Besides, isn’t the whole concept “ashes to ashes?” Well, Catholics—unless I amk misinformed—do not believe in cremation. So shouldn’t the priest be smearing dirt and worm-poop on your foreheads?

Well, what the priest says is (at least at my church) “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn from your sin and believe the Good News.”

Plus, it’s recycling–the ashes they use are created by burning the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday, if what they told us in Sunday school is still true.

bit OT but RCC teaching is not opposed to cremation…

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