Link First Communion is not what it once was by Jeffrey Miller August 9, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller August 9, 2006 13 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Undiverse diversity next post You will know them by their fruits; and I mean fruits You may also like Don't be bound by dogmatic measuring systems March 14, 2006 They don't call it La La Land for... November 20, 2005 Iraqi ballot October 20, 2002 Jesus really nose time June 20, 2007 Moto Proprio Data October 17, 2011 Catechism Rock! May 11, 2005 Hannity, you're making me crazy! April 28, 2003 A Jesuit you can love June 24, 2005 Carfession July 2, 2004 Here and There August 25, 2008 13 comments Tito August 9, 2006 - 6:20 pm What can be said, but if I were attending that parish I would raise hell. Fr. Erik Richtsteig August 9, 2006 - 6:23 pm But Jeff, they were just trying to make the ‘celebration’ more ‘meaningful’. That sacrifice thing just is ‘meaningful’ enough. Carry on. I need to go fetch my sarcasm mop. Kathy August 9, 2006 - 7:03 pm There’s no excuse for the jeans or the fish. However I would point out that the “before Vatican II” holy card is possibly not an unretouched photograph. Rich August 9, 2006 - 7:11 pm One word: ugliness. People wonder why so many Catholics leave the Faith. It’s because sacred mysteries of Catholicism are trivialized. Who wants to commit their lives to a lukewarm religion? The Protestants are cashing in BIG TIME with their fervor and zeal. What’s the prize? Fallen away Catholics. Peter August 9, 2006 - 10:00 pm Wow, don’t do that again. I may not have to eat for days after seeing that. If nothing else, a personal health warning should be posted before linking to pictures like that. Ugh. Teresa August 9, 2006 - 11:02 pm I see the felt and rhinestone industry is still alive and well. Whatever would they do without the hearty support of CCD classes? 4HisChurch August 10, 2006 - 7:53 am Very sad…Thank GOD I made my first communion under a very wonderful nun who taught us that it actually IS the Body and Blood of Christ! Big Tex August 10, 2006 - 10:05 am To add to the linked pictures, my wife was reviewing RE textbooks for our parish at one point. The textbook for the second graders had wishy-washy theology throughout, but the thing that got me was an entire section in the First Communion chapter dedicated to your “First Communion party.” Talk about not being Christ-centered! Kate P August 10, 2006 - 11:25 am That 2nd or 3rd picture could’ve been me & my class in 1982, singing “Hooray for God”–familiar with that one? “Hooray for God (arms up), Hooray for Me (point to self)”! Yikes! One of the reasons that the next fall my parents had me and my brother transferred to a new school. Chris Gillibrand August 10, 2006 - 11:29 am “However I would point out that the “before Vatican II” holy card is possibly not an unretouched photograph.” I have now added some 50s photos of First Communions. Kate P August 10, 2006 - 1:58 pm ’82 should be ’83. It was too early in the morning to remember which spring I was in second grade! Kathy August 10, 2006 - 9:13 pm Chris, the photos are beautiful. But remember that the Catholics who received First Communion in the 50s were the first generation with widespread divorce. With exceptions, they disdained Humanae Vitae. Kids in pictures just like that are now the backbone of Call to Action and Voice of the Faithful, and 12 of them were “ordained” not long ago on a boat. Not to disdain reverence in religious education, sacramental preparation and reception. But it’s not enough! Ray August 11, 2006 - 8:51 am How.. childish? fairytale-like? I can’t even find the words. Ugh. Comments are closed.