The heresies and blasphemies of Francis. Cardinals allegedly conspiring to push him aside. The Dubia Brothers gone missing. (Seriously, where in the hell is that “formal act of correction”?) The errors of the Council. The anthropocentric, protestantized Novus Ordo…
The daily fare at here akaCatholic cannot but weigh heavily on those with sensus Catholicus. Maybe a brief timeout to strike a lighter note will do us all some good.
Every Lenten season, fast food chains and other restaurants compete for Catholic market share via advertising campaigns that highlight their seafood offerings.
One will notice that McDonald’s, for instance, starts aggressively pushing their Filet-O-Fish sandwich even during the weeks leading up to Lent.
Apparently, it’s good business. Time Magazine recently reported:
McDonald’s said its fish sandwich becomes the most popular menu item every March because of Lent, a month-long religious observance that involves participating Christians forgoing meat on Fridays … The fast-food giant sells nearly a quarter of the year’s Filet-O-Fish sandwiches during Lent alone, a McDonald’s spokesperson said.
Here in the U.S., an up and coming drive-thru restaurant chain called Checkers (with a sister brand, Rally’s), apparently decided that an edge may be gained by inserting some not-so-subtle subliminal imagery into a television commercial for their shrimp special.
At least that’s what it looks like to me. Here’s a still shot from the commercial:
OK, time out over. Back to our regularly scheduled program…
A longtime reader and kind supporter of this blog recently sent the following to me:
The reason is simple; the contrast between the Masters that each one serves couldn’t be greater. Go back and reread the great Saint’s words substituting “Francis” for “the Devil” and you’ll see what I mean.
Jorge Bergoglio is someone’s vicar alright, but it certainly isn’t Christ.