Post hoc ergo … wellll… maybe not so much.

From a reader:

Hi, Father. It is rather interesting that after dropping the priests from their cruises, Celebrity now has this PR nightmare of 350 people sick on their cruise ship!

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/22/1494621/cruise-line-300-sick-aboard-ship.html

And no priest to give anyone Last Rites!

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6 Responses to Post hoc ergo … wellll… maybe not so much.

  1. chironomo says:

    My wife and 3 of the 5 kids had this “bug” over the last three weeks. Believe me when I say…. a priest would have been no help to these poor people, at least as far as their sickness is concerned. The final diagnosis was a variety of Norwalk virus, something which you want to avoid like the plague.

    Hmm… actually I would say that the Plague is something that you want to avoid like the Norwalk virus…

  2. TC says:

    As one with recent experience of vomiting &c. death can seem a not-unattractive option. Just the knowledge that a priest was available might have been some comfort to these people.

  3. Timbot2000 says:

    Well, at least it wasn’t an elephant stampede.

  4. Mariana says:

    “Well, at least it wasn’t an elephant stampede.”

    There’s always whales.

  5. catholicmidwest says:

    This clinches it: I’ll never take a cruise. Not like it was ever my #1 dream vacation anyway.

  6. Jack Hughes says:

    Catholic midwest
    Whilst I’d never travel with this cruiseline (my dad owns his own boat so whats’s the point), I have heard that the Catholic Answers cruise mediteranian cruise is quite good.

    don’t knock it until you’ve tried it:)