Thursday, May 20, 2004

I've got a word for it now!
Today I combined an ecclesial word with a pop-culture word to describe certain items in use at many American parishes (thankfully, not my own). You've seen them, I know. At some point in the last few decades the Church in this country decided en masse that laity exercising certain roles at Holy Mass needed to be distinguished by the wearing of certain necklaces featuring their role. It is also abundantly clear that these necklaces and medals must be as brutish in appearance as possible and lacking all good taste. You have seen these crappy items hanging from the necks of altar servers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, and lectors. My word for them? LITURGICAL BLING-BLING!

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