Turn about is fair play

I posted a cartoon about a parish bulletin here in which the character, writing the parish bulletin, picks on a parishioner who is a parsimonious lick-penny.

Giving equal time…

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  1. Tim Ferguson says:

    Wasn't Don Novello's "Fr. Guido Sarducci" character supposed to be the gossip columnist for L'Osservatore Romano? (A role which, sadly, no longer seems to be an absurdity, considering what L'OR is publishing these days) Perhaps having a homily critic in a parish bulletin could liven things up a bit.

  2. Supertradmum says:

    I hope parents know that the thumbs up and down symbol gives advertisers a right to contact whoever pushes the icons. I wonder what type of advertisements are little rat-mouse will get with this thumbs down, if its on Facebook. :)

  3. JaneC says:

    In my parish (as in many others, I suspect) the homilies would get very different reviews depending on who wrote the column!  

  4. The Egyptian says:

    both of these comics hit the nail squarely on the head, I remember the pastor of my youth announcing that in the spirit of V2 all sermons would last at least 20 minutes, trouble was he usually ran out of material after 5 or 6 and just repeated himself, and then went into a 5 minute summary. That combined with his talking down to everyone, even us 8th graders felt insulted, really did make you consider if hell was all that bad, or at least purgatory. And yes he did post a notice in the back of church threatening to list the people that he thought should be giving more. My dad, the president of the parish council, ripped it down and read him the riot act.

    Both comics right spot on

  5. Charivari Rob says:

    I’m pretty sure the “thumbs-down” allusion is to the Siskel & Ebert usage, not the Facebook usage.

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