Monday, August 23, 2010

baptism...

... an excuse for my son to throw holy water on the cat, the insolent neighbor kid, his skateboard, his lucky underwear and the cat. He loves baptizing the cat. Cat can never be too holy.

12 comments:

Just another mad Catholic said...

poor cat!!!, seriously though If he's gonna be a priest he needs to realise that he can't baptize animals

nazareth priest said...

Hey, as a stupid kid, I "baptized" all of our farm cats, the dogs, the ducks, you name it...
WHY?
I have no idea. Couldn't tell you.
Now...well, wouldn't do THAT for anything...
maybe a vocation in the wings?:<)!

shadowlands said...

Well, in your son's defence, they do say that a cat has NINE lives, a couple more soakings here and there, just to be on the safe side.......

Janny said...

Poor kitty! But you do know, cats don't get mad...they get even.
Tell the Boy to watch his back.

JB, who rarely baptizes cats

Suaso said...

A friend of mine has already baptized two beta fish this semester at Belmont Abbey College. So, no, your son won't grow out of it :-p

Unfortunately, they were Baptized using the Book of Common Prayer, and still need to be brought into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Dr. Eric said...

Your son is going to have to renounce his Anabaptist tendencies before his First Holy Communion. ;-)

Suburbanbanshee said...

As St. Athanasius' little buddies found out when the local bishop informed them they'd just become Christian, it's better for kids to play baptism on animals than on other kids.

OTOH, St. Athanasius was probably one of those rare kids who wasn't real clear on the concept of "just for pretend".

Terry Nelson said...

Fr. - I did too when I was little!

Lola said...

I bet the cat gets a little twinkle in his eye when he sees the Boy comming with the holy water.

And, I think the Blessed Mother must have a couple of cats in heaven with her. (And, no, I don't love cats more than dogs. But, I think cats who put up with 'baptism' probably get a free pass into heaven.)

nazareth priest said...

Reading this again reminded me of a "total immersion" baptismal event re: cats/kittens that got outta hand once (I must have been ten or eleven)...not good...but we had lots of cat mommies having kittens, so it, well, got "overlooked"...there, I said it!:<(!

Just another mad Catholic said...

Fr do you mean to say that you accidentally drowned kittens whilst baptizing them

nazareth priest said...

Uh, yeah...