Saturday, 18 August 2012

Minor Basilicas...

His Hermeneuticalness had a brush with the green-eyed monster on hearing that the church of St. John the Baptist, Canton, Ohio is to become a minor basilica.

Escaping the monster's clutches necessitated an emergency meeting after Rosary & Benediction to do a little blue-sky thinking. Unfortunately, there wasn't any blue sky to be found at 9pm. So, instead, Fr. Finigan explained (and, for the visual learners present, demonstrated) how we were guilty of too much thinking "within the box"...


...and then he modelled the sort of "thinking outside the box" which would be required in future...


However, he completely failed to illustrate how we could get the basilica question "on the table". No doubt this was due to the lack of a facilitator - but the MC was off somewhere watching cricket.

Zephyrinus assured us all that this week's lottery tickets had already been purchased. He then proceeded to spend some of last week's winnings on the purchase of a round of drinks. Since Leutgeb was on lemonade and I was drinking coca cola, that should leave plenty to invest in a few more bricks...


6 comments:

ubique said...

Umm... in the second photo, what is the man on the right doing?

Mac McLernon said...

He's the one left holding the box...

Supertradmum said...

Umm, maybe a miracle or two would help get the Vatican's attention.

What if 3,000 people showed up on Sunday for the TLM?

Gregory Valentine said...

I know the Canton Church very well! it isn't surprising that it has become a minor basilica. Sorry Fr. Tim, maybe next time!

Zephyrinus said...

In answer to ubique:

He's having second thoughts.

Supertradmum said...

When Father is finished with the box, give it to the cats. Don't they just love boxes?

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