I couldn’t resist.

I had to share with you this story from the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald. I am not sure if this is available on the CH webpage.  I found it the front page of the current print edition.  Another reason why you should subscribe (they have a great special on the web version of the print edition right now!).

I don’t see why this won’t work.  It might already be driving the presses of L’Osservatore Romano.

Besides… what could possibly go wrong?


If they run out of supplies, they could use back issues of … sayyyyy…. The Tablet… The National Catholic Reporter…

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  1. ghp95134 says:

    Hmmmmmm….. “Horse methane.” Isn’t that the byproduct of another equine digestive product? Awwww….. Horse feathers!

    –Guy Power

  2. Stephen Matthew says:

    One of the “Forest Gump” books contained a rather memorable passage about a scheme to turn hog “droppings” into an energy source, with rather unfortunate and comical results. Let us simply say there was an explosion and a small town was rained upon in a nonconventional manner.

  3. AnAmericanMother says:

    Ugh. When I think of “horse methane” I think of colic — and walking up and down the length of the barn floor with an unhappy equine and a longe whip because said unhappy equine may NOT be allowed to lie down and roll, while waiting for the Banamine to take effect.

  4. Microtouch says:

    “If they run out of supplies, they could use back issues of … sayyyyy…. The Tablet… The National Catholic Reporter… ”

    That about sums it up nicely.

  5. David Homoney says:

    Of all the things money could be spent on in the Church, is this really the best thing? Couldn’t the money be used for searching for and hiring authentic, Catholic, and faithful reporters for L’Osservatore Romano? Tribunals to hear cases of apostasy/heresy? Feeding the poor? Hiring faithful Catholic teachers to teach at Catholic Schools? To shut down Fr. Pflugger’s “worship center”? Buying Mystic Monk Coffee to make it the official coffee of Vatican City? WDTPRS mugs for all Vatican City workers? Copies of the Catechism for pro-abortion CINO politicians world wide?

    Am I the only one tired of hearing green this and green that?

  6. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    David Homoney: here, too, perhaps, “haec oportuit facere, et illa non omittere” (Matt. 23:23)?
    Happily one did – and does – not have to be an ‘ecosocialist’ to think this Schumacherian ‘Chestertonian economics” (?) suggestion which Barry Commoner was taking the opportunity of an unlikely run for President in 1980 to bring to people’s attention, to be a good one – if one can be likely to avoid the dangers Stephen Matthew notes – or worse ones.

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