Wednesday, March 21, 2007

You can depend upon Ivy League Catholics to keep yourself free from demons.

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Blessed Salts

Since I’m staying in a hotel room right now, this little piece from a recent FSSP parish’s bulletin particularly appeals to me:

When You Travel

Another sobering statistic from Bishop Finn’s pastoral letter, "Blessed are the Pure in Heart": Half of all hotel guests order pornographic movies. These films comprise 80% of in-room entertainment revenue and 70% of total in-room revenue.

If you stay in a hotel room, unless you are literally the first guests, you can be morally certain that there have been serious sins committed in that room. These means that you can be morally certain that there are devils lurking about that room. Yes, you read that correctly: you can be morally certain that there are devils in that room. But no worries! Take a towel and cover the television . . . (and leave it covered!) Then take blessed salt and drop a little pinch in each corner of the room and flick a tiny amount across the room, and then sprinkle a little holy water around.

I hope that I’m not culpable for neglecting to bring holy water with me, not to mention blessed salts. It’s probably not something I can ask for at the desk, is it? Cornell Society for a Good Time


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