Thursday, April 3, 2008

Archdiocese of Los Angeles' Video Greeting to Benedict (or, "You've GOT to be kidding me")

Thomas Peters (American Papist), in his ongoing review of "welcome videos" put out by American dioceses, discovers "a real humdinger" in the form of that released by Cardinal Mahoney and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (click for video):

... Yes, you read and watch right: the entire video is about the once-a-year blessing of the animals. And of even that, it's mostly about the animals (and Cardinal Mahony, blithely throwing water at everything in sight).
Well, thank God it was something as innocuous as that -- and not Mahoney's "Religious Education Congress", what with its liturgical abominations and theological vacuities -- which might very well have caused Benedict to turn right around and seek refuge in Rome.