Tuesday, March 08, 2011

if I were Pope...

... I would allow a special dispensation permitting those not in a state of grace to bring a bucket of fried chicken to mass, since the rules of fasting would not apply.

12 comments:

soonerscotty said...

Why would they need a dispensation?? If parents can bring cheerios for toddlers, why not a bucket of extra crispy?

Cruise the Groove. said...

Why bring it to Mass?
Why not have it at home or at the restaurant?

Also, it is untrue that one who is not in a state is exempt from the fast, just as someone who is not in a state of grace must still fulfill the Sunday and holy day obligation.

The Crescat said...

which is why I am not Pope.

Just another mad Catholic said...

@Cruise the groove

I guess it depends on whether they are intending to recieve Holy Communion (after confession of course)

Kat said...

I think some type of beef, so long as it was from a holy cow, would be more appropriate. Or is the "fried" aspect of the chicken supposed to indicate the probable future of their soul?

Karen said...

I've yet to see fried chicken at Mass, but there is an adult who likes to much on potato chips right before Mass begins. I guess the fried chicken would be quieter to eat and there wouldn't be the loud sound of the bag crinkling either.

Kathy said...

I have seen an entire family eating McDonalds hamburgers in the pew before mass.

The Watcher said...

As long as you bring enough for everybody...

apstemp said...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/super-priest-can-turn-anything-into-body-blood-of,5430/

Whoo-Hoo! I knew I'd find a use for this link someday!

3puddytats said...

Sounds like a Baptist Church I went to a couple of times down in MS in the mid 80's.... BIG potluck after church and LOTS of fried chicken and other yummy Southern cookin'...if you went away hungry from that spread it was your own darn fault..

Sara

aldebaran said...

I think seeing a bucket of fried chicken at Mass would probably be slightly less annoying than seeing people chomp on their gum while IN LINE to receive communion. At least the fried chicken eater brought it to Mass because she knows that she's not able to receive...

Bridget N

Smiley said...

then i put the bucket on my head pick up a guitar and play GNR music.