In ancient times, tomorrow was known as Lazarus Saturday. The name refers to the organizer of a supper that Jesus ate in the community of Bethany “six days before the Passover” (cf. John 12:1).
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A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
Comedian and actor W.C. Fields (1880-1946) presented his first performances, juggling, in churches and theaters at the age of 15.
When a catechism teacher supposedly asked her class why they should be quiet in church, a child replied, “Because people are sleeping.”
A fictional little boy who was being punished studied his mother with fascination. Finally he asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”
Did you hear about the student whose mother had bought him a really cheap dictionary app for his smartphone? He couldn’t find the words to thank her.
A joke tells of a notorious anti-Catholic who reluctantly agreed to go to a Mardi Gras carnival with a friend.
A U.S. tourist in Ireland marveled when he spotted familiar bottles of American beer behind the counter of a pub. “I see you have Bud Light over here now,” he commented.