Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Video: Stephen Harper puts the host in his pocket

Following-up to my previous post, looks like someone has the video of Stephen Harper pocketing the host up on YouTube.

It's ironic that Harper is due to have an audience with Pope Benedict XVI this week while in Europe for the G8. Perhaps the Pope can explain to Harper why his behaviour is so insulting to Catholics.

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9 comments:

Mike said...

So, giving the rabid hatred for PZ Meyers when he did a similar thing, will the CAtholic League and La Shaidle be screaming for his blood?

Oh wait, IOKIYAAC....

Torybaiter said...

Look for a sterling defence of Harper. "But! But! The Liberals...."

James Bowie said...

Good find Jeff

Jennifer Smith said...

I'm a pagan and even I know better than that. Why the hell wouldn't he just not go up, or make some other arrangement if he couldn't bring himself to participate? And why WOULD he have a problem with it - isn't some form of communion universal to all Christian denominations?

Barcs said...

kinda pokes holes in the liberals "theroy" about christian religious fanatic scary Harper doesn't it?

But I can certainly agree with Jennifer. One is not forced to take communion (either the wafer or the drink from the goblet). You can refuse and be blessed by the priest instead.

Harper must have missed the protocol lecture my fiance gave me at her grandfathers funeral. Or someone figgered he was part of another church and already knew so didn't make a point of telling him.

Torontonian said...

The Christian and Missionary Alliance does have a type of communion.

Perhaps Harper thought better not to take it because there might be wine and maybe C&MA disallows alcohol.

Or, he could have refused since it wasn't a C&MA communion and therefore not "valid" in his books.

sjw said...

In and around the mid-80s I was dating a very devout RC girl and she decided we would attend an Easter Mass together. Now, I am Catholic by a 1964 baptism only (never confirmed) and had never even been to Sunday service let alone the apparent Holiest of Holies in the Catholic calendar. Lots of praying. The stations of the cross thang and a whole lot of standing up and sitting down again. And again. Busker-like, the priest even burned incense in fancy silver bowls bowls while he twirled them on chains! All very interesting to say the least. When it came Communion time and I decided I was going to partake, my girlfriend had a holy conniption. "You certainly cannot!", she implored. "I most certainly can!" I replied, and up I went. As I was apparently in line for a strategic lightening strike for my insolence she chose not to receive that morning. Anyway, she didn't speak to me for about a month. So in my experience it was a very big deal to mess with the mechanics of this ancient tradition.

OT -- quite the story out of Courtney, eh? I bet those three stooges are from Cumberland. ;-)

Proudpinko said...

Absolutely no excuses for this. Harper should have know better, period. Either his staff should have briefed him on the protocol, or he should have educated himself on the matter. Apologies are in order - surely the political side of him would realize this!

Rene Gauthier said...

Obviously, he's never heard of crossing the arms and accepting a blessing from the priest. IDIOT!!!