Saturday, January 29, 2011

Britain's got condoms.

Time was when boy bands used to hawk Kellog's Rice Krispies and Pizza Hut. Now they are reduced to selling johnnies.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Mess of Potage

I read recently of a funeral where the coffin left the church to the hymn Walk With Me O My Lord. Don't get me wrong I know the celebrant is a good man on the right side of the GIRM and the Benedictine reforms, but it's symptomatic of giving the punters a liturgical smorgasbord, especially in death.

Catholics used to leave the chapel with In Paradisum ringing in their ears - a song of joyful hope if ever there was one.

Personally I blame the My Way culture of funerals of recent years, exemplified in this advert. Two ironies: Francis Albert Sinatra was a Catholic (though of a rather, ahem, irregular lifestyle); everyone wants My Way. Kinda undermines the concept, no?

We seem to have sold our birthright for a mess of potage.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Here's one for our separated brethren in Lanarkshire.

Monday, January 17, 2011


..exactly is this image supposed to represent Scotland?

What exactly does it say about us?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Congratulate me

I think I just got a few years off purgatory. After all I sat (or stood) through Our God Reigns and Here I Am Lord (as the responsorial psalm).

There were two other execrable ditties I've blotted out of my mind, the hand-clapping Gloria (without the hand-clapping) and a really bad, over-augmented translation of the Sanctus set to The Skye Boat Song.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bulletin FAIL

Sunday, January 09, 2011

One other thing that won't happen in 2011

Fr Finigan has a list of Things That Will Not Happen In 2011. Let me lay another one on you. I would wager Fr Finigan will not pick up a guitar and sing this song from the ambo as a post-communion song.

Friday, January 07, 2011

BBQ that, cobber

I believe it's what's known as a shellacking. As the Cricket Australia ads said - History Will Be Made. It was.

Well done, chaps.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Bad Proddy Music #6

Perhaps I've been to the panto too much recently, but when I saw this I wanted to shout: "He's behind you!"

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Bad Proddy Music #5

More HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayYa! than Halleluia, presumably.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Bad Proddy Music #4



Monday, January 03, 2011

Bad Proddy Music #3

You should get out more.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bad Proddy Music #2

I imagine Saladin was quaking in his boots.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Bad Proddy Music #1

When you think things are miserable having to listen to "Eagles' Wings" for the millionth time at Mass, just think about this.

Happy 2011.