Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A must read commentary

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that in some parts of Canada, the word tabernacle is actually a swear word? (Source: today's Washington Post.)

1:48 PM  
Blogger DilexitPrior said...

In French Canada the word tabernacle is used as a swear word. As are Christ Child, the Eucharist, the Blessed Virgin, the Sacred Blue (referring to the Blessed Virgin), and the Little Christ (referring to the Blessed Sacrament) (among others. . .). Sadly, most of the people who use these words as swear words don't even realize their actual literal meaning.

(I don't live in Quebec but I attended a Francophone School where such words were sadly often used by my peers. . . even sadder still was the fact that most of these young French Canadians had never set foot in a church.)

2:59 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

So sad.

4:29 PM  

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