Last August they had a similar story about All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale that offered doggie treats for Rover at communion time.
I had commented at the time:
The white dog in the photo might be wearing a bandanna stole and I hope he is not the German Shepherd of this church. I can imagine the doggy sunday school that might occur at this church.
Fido what is the name of the vessel that Noah used for all of the animals.
Good job Fido, now when Jesus told the Centurion that he would come to help his servant, the Centurion answered him, Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my what?
Excellent, I see that you have been reading your “chasing after cats-echism.” and that you well know your dog-ma.
One of my readers added.
“What was the sex of the child that Jesus told his disciples was only sleeping and then raised from the dead?”
“Fido, your name means ‘faithful.’ Will you be faithful to the faith delivered unto you?”
And another reader commented
“I am the Breed of Life…”
But the ante has been stepped up by this latest incident and I wonder about the ramifications? Are political dogs and cats who endorse spay and neutering excommunicated or denied Holy Communion for pets. Do they receive on the tongue or in the paw? Are they required to bow before receiving or does the minister command “Sit boy.” Do they have several different kinds of communion hosts for finicky cats? Do cats attend a special litter-gy? How would you baptize a fish? Would Saint Bernards be confused by an icon of Saint Bernard? Would repentant animals get a new leash on life? Could any animal aspire to the religious life or just chipmonks? Would birds think that only Cardinals sin? During Lent would cats abstain from catnip or is the use of catnip intrinsically evil? How do you know that your pet belongs to the same church that you do?