Soul Wow

You all know that annoying "Shamwow" commercial?

This is fun.


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  1. coeyannie says:

    I know this U-Tube, but the person said, “and the priest will “take” your confession. The hair goes up on the back of my neck when I hear people say, “take Communion”, or “take Confession.” I was always of the understanding that we RECEIVE these Sacraments. I think it started with Communion in the hand. What say you.

    Glad you found your phone.

  2. An American Mother says:

    That’s a hoot.

    I wonder if the Archbishop of Atlanta would be offended if I forwarded it to him with a “looks like a good idea” note . . . ?

    I know just the priest to do it too – used to be our Parochial Vicar and is now assistant Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese. He’s a regular guest on a local drive time FM station . . . and popularly known as “Father Crunk”. I think it’s fair to say he’s what used to be described as a “dynamic preacher”.

  3. In this context, it’s clear that “waiting to take your Confession” is a parody of “waiting to take your call”. It’s not supposed to be the normal way to say it; it’s supposed to sound weird and funny to you and thus, get your attention. (And hopefully, make you betake yourself to church and into a confessional.)

  4. I will add that, since a lot of people are used to _not_ being able to find a priest to hear their Confession, it’s an even more effective way to say it than it might be. It says, “These priests will be waiting for you at this time in every church in the diocese, whether anybody comes or not. We guarantee it.”

  5. An American Mother says:

    I mentioned this to one of our deacons today. He thought this and the “We’ll leave the light on for you” program somewhere else (Washington?) were a great idea.

    I asked him if he thought the Archbishop would bite, and he rolled his eyes.

    Too bad. I Emailed the communications office – we’ll see if anything comes of it.

  6. irishgirl says:

    I think it’s very funny!

    Never heard heard of ‘Shamwow’…but then again, I don’t have TV and when I did, I never stayed up at night to watch informercials….

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