Comments on: So maybe it wasn’t just an Irish joke… http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/01/30/so-maybe-it-wasnt-just-an-irish-joke/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: donkykemore http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/01/30/so-maybe-it-wasnt-just-an-irish-joke/comment-page-1/#comment-1358 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:58:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/01/30/so-maybe-it-wasnt-just-an-irish-joke/#comment-1358 Not only is it a requirement for alcoholic wine be used in the blood sacrifice of the Mass – whereas in metaphysical terms it should scarcely matter as the wine was going to be transubstantiated into blood and the bread into flesh – bet you’d forgotten that word – but the candles must be at least 63% bees wax .
none of this cheap wax for our men of the cloth -Ok for Paddy Stink and Mickey Muck No 63 % pure bees wax .
I know this as I was a devout server as a boy . Was never abused though was many times in the presence alone with lonely priests in the sacristy.
I must have lacked the piety to be defiled – having lost my virginity , heterosexually , quite early – 14 I think ; so I was obviously contaminated goods .
But I got my first taste and later fondness for alcohol during the preparation for those early masses

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