Friday, July 01, 2011

here's a fun contest...

... I am going to type a seemingly innocuous sentence and see how long it takes before someone, though a logical sequence of replies, can successful turn the thread into a novus ordo v. mass in extraordinary form debate. A Catholic version of Godwin's Law, if you will.

"My unfortunate Lutheran friend once thought "Our Lady, Star of The Sea" was a brand of tuna fish."

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Novus Ordo was a product of the Illuminati.

;-p

Dr. Eric

Fr. Daren J. Zehnle said...

I just learned a moment ago about Our Lady of the Three Ears of Corn.

Josephus Flavius said...

Wouldn't have happened if it had been in Latin. Stella Maris does not bring up images of cans of tuna.

Jackie said...

If he can't tell the difference from actual Starkist then let him eat shark .

I'll pray for him

Mimi said...

Although, Joseph, in Latin I think it's a beer :)

Piotrek said...
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Piotrek said...

Stella Maris also doesn't bring up images of Jessica Simpson in short shorts.

Tiberian said...

Doubtless the unfortunate Lutheran friend was simply citing the unfortunate Luther, 'Authority is a servant of God.....It is like a net in water: The good Lord drives the fish to it.'

(Tischreden, Luther Deutsch, [Luther German. The works of Martin Luther chosen anew for the present time. Published by Kurt Aland. Volume 9: Tabletalk] Third, completely newly reworked edition, Stuttgart 1960; Reclam Edition, Ditzingen 1987, p. 430)

Ergo the authority to attend the Ordinary or Extraordinary. Luther was right....again. Even about tuna.

Paul Cat said...

@ Dr. Eric

I thought the Novus Ordo was the product of the Masons,Starbucks, and Bigfoot to undermine the Church.

Julie said...

The problem with the Novus Ordo is that now you think you can be friends with Lutherans!

Old Bob said...

In Minnesota, it's not "Lutherans" (three syllables) but "Lewtrans" (two syllables). Ya, shewr, yewbetcha!
Actually, Stella Maris is Roger Maris' wife.

Lazy Disciple said...

Our Lady, Star of the Sea (stella maris) is an ancient title for Our Lady, by which seafaring peoples have known her since the first milennium. It was also the name of the parish in which I was confessed, communicated and confirmed. The cornerstone of that parish was set in 1965.

Cruise the Groove. said...

The name referring to Our Lady as "Stella Maris" is well over one thousand years old.
The term starkist or the marketing term therof is maybe 40 years old, we also know what is about that old.
There, didnt take long.

PS: It seems like you are struggling with some aspect of the two forms of the Latin Rite Mass, as you bring it up a lot.
I wonder....

The Crescat said...

Cruise, I don't struggle. This is more in just for those people who have the amazing ability to blame wrong in the world on the n.o. mass. I could care less, personally.

The Crescat said...

*in jest

Cruise the Groove. said...

"This is more in just for those people who have the amazing ability to blame wrong in the world on the n.o. mass.'

Then may I ask politely, why do you bring up this issue, seemingly not related to anything else every now and again?
Do you have periodic runins with sedevacantists and need to vent?
[I am sure you have a definitive reason at the time you do but we do not read minds]
"Save the liturgy save the world."

Dre said...

There are jack wagons on this site who comment and they're nuts, and off the deep end and it's funny to just set them up and watch them whirl out of control. It's NOT some unconscious thing on her part. It's fun to watch looney people go off.

SCCatholic said...

A few Corollaries of the Catholic version of Godwin's:

1) Any discussion of morals to a broad audience will eventually lead to a comment on the priest scandal.

2a) Any discussion of modesty will lead to argument based on apparations and/or art.

2b) Any discussion of modesty will eventually lead to mention of the Patron of Dresses/Skirts Wearers(Padre Pio), the Patroness of Slacks Wearers(Gianna Molla) or the Amish.

3) Any discussion of Catholicism since V2 will quickly lead to comments about Freemasons and Protestants.

CN said...

Ah, but the Council Fathers intended tuna to invoke the image of a common fish rather than something snooty, exclusive, and requiring an educated palate, such as salmon. Modern archelolgists theorize that Jesus intended tunafish which was commonly used by early Christians to be the fish represented by the "Ichthus" fish symbol found in a heretofore unknown, secret bascilica where fisher-womyn exercised their "(e-)pescatorial" ministry.

While the actual documents in the Second Vatican Council do not make a distinction between different kinds of fish, the Masonic "Sprit of Vatican II", all of whom are professional fishmongers, maneuvered to make people think that tuna was the only kind of fish Catholics were allowed to eat. If it weren't for those knuckle-dragging traditionalists, the Society of Mrs. Paul, and Benedict XVI and his motu proprio, we wouldn't be turning the clock back to the 1950's when pious but not very smart Catholics used to eat salmon, swordfish, talapia, and fishsticks.

If I am forecd to eat Salmon, I might just quit the Catholic Church and become Lutheran... they're all the same anyway, as long as we love Jesus and try to keep his commands when they make sense to me.

CN said...

Kat, this thread seems a whole lot more like something that the Curt Jester might try to pull off. Good stuff. Thanks!

Cruise the Groove. said...

Kat,
Here is an article from one of the Blogs you provide on your side bar, written by an very holy and intelligent FSSP priest, on Why the Traditional Latin Mass is more efficacious than the Novus Ordo:

http://www.realclearreligion.com/index_files/757bb466a5ca6270ded190925c7f227f-611.html

I found this on your site.
Thank you.

The Crescat said...

SCCatholic, brilliance!

Cruise the Groove. said...

"1) Any discussion of morals to a broad audience will eventually lead to a comment on the priest scandal.

2a) Any discussion of modesty will lead to argument based on apparations and/or art.

2b) Any discussion of modesty will eventually lead to mention of the Patron of Dresses/Skirts Wearers(Padre Pio), the Patroness of Slacks Wearers(Gianna Molla) or the Amish.

3) Any discussion of Catholicism since V2 will quickly lead to comments about Freemasons and Protestants."

SCCatholic,

As
The subject of teeth inevitably arises at a trip to the dentist.
as
The subject of personal sin arises in the confessional.
as
The Show 'Flipper" arises when the subject of Dolphins on TV comes up.

Denita said...

I know I'm late, but I just have to say:

"Starkist don't want tuna with tuna with good taste - they want tuna that tastes good."

You can delete me if you like..