Thursday, January 14, 2010

A lighter note






Well, folks, there you have it...

Incidentally, Pope Benedict XVI's favorite beer: Franziskaner Weissbier, a delicious hefeweisse. President Obama's preferred brew: Bud Light, an impressive imitation of melted yellow snow.  I think we can easily tell who the intelligent one of the two is!


Also, did you know that in the Rituale Romanum (Roman Ritual), there is an official blessing for beer?

5. BLESSING OF BEER
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.
Lord, bless + this creature, beer, which by your kindness and power has been produced from kernels of grain, and let it be a healthful drink for mankind. Grant that whoever drinks it with thanksgiving to your holy name may find it a help in body and in soul; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.
It is sprinkled with holy water.

Just saying...

3 comments:

  1. Ah, G.K. Chesterton's kind of Pope!

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  2. In the immortal words of Ben Franklin-
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy! :)

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  3. I wasn't sure. now I am. this is the best post I read on the web until now this year.
    You and commentators are genius. WOW

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