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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Home of the Bean and the POD:Fr Sibley was in the Hub this past weekend, rising at ungodly hours to put his team of high-school debaters through their paces at a local tournament, but he took time to touch base with Richard Chonak and Yours Truly. It was a pleasure to meet the good Father, and I can report his stories are even funnier in person.
Shooting fish in a barrel: I know, I know. But where else but Cardinal Mahony's house organ would this picture accompany an article on "celebrating good liturgy?"
Meantime, the "Church of the Fishermen" in Gloucester gets the hook from a Mystery Worshiper at Ship of Fools:
Was the worship stiff-upper-lip, happy clappy, or what?
The worship style was confusing. The keyboard was a poor foundation for the congregation singing, so basically no one sang. Everyone just stood and looked around at one another. Then suddenly they broke into a b-flat jazz-style 12/8 meter "Alleluia" at the Gospel and it was a party. Men were bouncing their babies, women were throwing their heads back, and kids were laughing hysterically. It was a very sad moment as the church laughed at, not with, the song. The cantor thought he was Enrique Inglesias, and even did a Tonight-Show-style clenched-fist-pulled-down-arm-musical-cutoff at the end of the jazz riff – I mean the Alleluia. The lowest moment of my church-going career.
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No Onions were harmed in the making of the film: St. Bloggers who have seen Adam Sandler's Little Nicky know it as one of the oddest movies to come down the pike in recent years, but have any hung on through the closing credits to note the casting of Reformed Demon No. 2?