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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Carnival Catholicism

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Only Catholicism is not enough, we celebrate Carnival ecumenically!

An account of an ecumenical carnival evening in Mainz, under the episcopal jurisdiction of Cardinal Lehmann, the original Carnival Cardinal. The fish rots from the head as they teach you at management school.

Meanwhile in another parish, Catholic men pretend to be nuns for carnival. Mocking themselves and more importantly the high vocation and sacrifice of religious women.

Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday, Masses were said in reparation for the sins committed during carnival. In the modern Church, the sins have well and truely entered the Church and been accepted. There has never been more reason to pray on Shrove Tuesday.

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