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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Ed Peters

Thanks, Carl, I had missed this on the wires. Say, do you know, should I still show up for work at the Sem in September?


Very Funny


Nice work. I was rolling the entire time.

Brian J. Schuettler

Brilliant and hilarious!

Thanks for the scoop, Carl. This will give me some valuable free time to do some really important things.

Sandra Miesel

You are a terrific satirist!

Christopher Milton

Twitter has a limit of 140 characters, not words. The average American has a vocabulary of 140 words. I can see how the writer confused the two.




PRICELESS!!!!! Finally, something I can attach that word to! LOL!

Marcel LeJeune

Carl - you are a mad genius. Greatness is too small a word for this.

Eqqus Nom Veritas

"a move that could affect the lives of thousands, even millions, of people."

There are allegedly over a billion Catholics world-wide, but somehow the "thousands, even millions" seems to e a more accurate reflection of reality. I am left to wonder, if this scenario actually did come to pass, how many "Catholics" would even notice the difference?

Manuel G. Daugherty Razetto

Splendid work Carl; lampooning to the highest degree !

Carl E. Olson

Y'all are very kind. Thank you. I think I enjoyed writing it a bit too much. I may have to mention that to my pastor at my next Confession...


Carved from a single flawless block of brilliant. That was wonderful!

Gregory Williams

Thank you so much for writing that. Too many good parts to mention.

It was much better than "Cats." I'm going to read it again and again.

Brian Sullivan

A great addition to my bookmarks of Catholic Humor. It's a little lonely though. *sigh*


Pass me the Kleenex! LOL.

Del Nelson

The author needs some toilet paper and tp fluch the article.

Carl E. Olson

Folks, I think we have a humorless hater who is spelling/grammatically challenged. Del, why don't you tell us more about yourself and why you hate laughter, sunsets, and languid summertime ballads?


brilliant mate!


We must postpone all this for a little more than a year. Otherwise I will miss the joy of the new English translations in the Mass!
(Breathtaking anyway.)

Gail Buckley

Love this, Carl!

abby schult

I don't get it. what's funny? Anne Rice left the Church because of her gay son. She chose that relationship over a relationship with Christ. People before her have left the Body of Christ on earth, His Church, for similar reasons. Sad. The catechism of the Roman Catholic Church labels homosexual acts as “acts of grave depravity” and “intrinsically disordered” because they “close the sexual act to the gift of life.”
That is what she could not accept. The people who tried to point that out to her are merely Christ's messengers. It's Christ she rejects and His teachings.


Wet blanket.


For those reading and not sure what they are reading over the top fiction writer has been responded to with over the top fiction In history just another in a long line of false prophets and authors has been identified by authentic Christianity as to where they stand much to their own personal detriment. Something to laugh and mourn of simultaneously. We can do that we're Christians

Virginia L. Connor

I wonder why Anne Rice didn't consider transferring to the Episcopal Church (which allows women priests and homosexuals).I used to be Lutheran, but transferred to the Anglican-Catholic Church (for political and personal reasons) and now I'm happier. Much better than giving up God and Christ altogether.

Bob Mahaffy

C'mon, Carl, at least thank me for giving you an opportunity to write some satire -- that was the nature of you response to my comment of your Anne Rice article, right? Sadly, I only saw you reaching out for reader approval -- at the expense, of course, of one you decided not worth of taking seriously. I wonder...WWJD (or, rather,"'have done"?)

Carl E. Olson

Bob: Yes, thank you for inspiring me. You are an unlikely muse, but a muse, nonetheless. Regarding Rice's "rationale," I would encourage to read this blog and Ignatius Insight ( on a regular basis, for they both address (and have addressed, many times) all of the issues she brings up (but obviously hasn't thought about very deeply or meaningfully). Now, where can I send you a check? ;-)

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