Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Alarum, Catechists!

~from the Shrine of Holy Whapping, a snippet of an overheard conversation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
"And this is the Annunciation, when she got knocked up."*
Mr. Alderman muses:
*I can't decide if this is worse than the catechism class I heard about when one of the kids asked "why Jesus had to get whacked."
Thank you, Mr. Alderman for the warning. Rise up, fellow lovers of the Faith, we've got our work cut out for us. Dust off the Baltimore Catechism and put away those pink-butterfly-covered-CCD workbooks. There is nothing that makes me weep more than to hear of these stories. Why again did burlap and felt and glue become more important than teaching the Doctrine of the Faith? Another generation wasted at the altar of self-worship catechesis.


Anonymous said...

That is a base canard, burlap, felt and clue were hardly EVER used.

On the other hand, I painted clam shells, made crosses out of nails and twine, and an "Eye of God" out of yarn and popsicle sticks.

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

Argent said...

Canard? Ah, no. It was my own personal experience and my children's experience. Not only burlap and felt, but also foam shapes with glitter, pipe cleaner sticks, macaroni necklaces. No, it's not a canard. Did the Ojo de Dios, too, and clam shells, etc.