A helpful image

Sometimes you need a visual image to get the point across.

I enjoyed this image from The Sacred Page:

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Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. revs96 says:

    Awesome. Absolutely hilarious.

  2. Dr. Eric says:

    I think the image is inaccurate, the Catholic Church belongs in the ball with “Jesus, Apostles and Early Church Fathers” not as a string outside of the Early Church.

    Although, the Reformation mess is appropriate.

  3. Tim Ferguson says:

    And I believe that mess was used to make this:

  4. wanda says:

    Tim, LOL. Thanks, I needed that, really.

  5. irishgirl says:

    Tim-Oh ‘mein Gawd’. That is so funny….and soooo uugglly!

    But I love the ‘yarn allegory’, Father Z-I bet a cat was just waiting to pounce on that pile and play with that ball! Cute…

  6. smcollinsus says:

    Ha! It gives a whole new definition to “spinning a yarn”!

  7. AnAmericanMother says:

    Gad, that woman must be colorblind.

    I’ve found Yarnia!

  8. Athelstan says:

    Hello Tim,

    No, that “miter” looks like some kind of acrylic. *This* is more likely what the yarn was used to create: http://www.standfirminfaith.com/images/technicolor_yawn.jpg

    All of which admittedly is probably not fair to conservative Protestants who still actually take their creeds, such as they are, seriously.

  9. Joan M says:

    The mess looks like my yarn when I have been crocheting from the neat ball and then discover I made a serious mistake in the pattern. I quickly undo all the stitches I made after the mistake, resulting in a worse mess than that in the picture.

    However, I undo the mistake and re-crochet the rest, ending with a lovely garment!

    We have too many ripped out messes that are just left messy.

  10. lucy says:

    I loved this, being a knitter and all. Now I will smile everytime I look at my yarn. You’ve now covered all my favorite topics – cooking, good Catholic commentary, and knitting. Great job, Fr.!

  11. GirlCanChant says:

    I needed that. And we got some bonus laughs off of hideous vestments!

  12. Supertradmum says:

    Did a cat do that? If so, can we name him Luther or Calvin?

  13. Melody says:

    You’d think that women, more typically knowing how to sew, could come up with something a bit nicer than those pictures.

    Love the visual representation though.

  14. Jane says:

    Unscrambling the Reformation looks like it is going to take a while. We are not the Roman Catholic Church. We are the Catholic Church.

  15. Jack Hughes says:


    Another possible name for the cat is Ulrich Zwingli, Henry and Thomas Crammer

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