Growing up Catholic fucking rocks. Going to Catholic Elementary School, that fucking rocks too.
But the crowing jewel of them all, is being taught in a Catholic Elementary School by Jesuits .
Sorry weekend CCD-class kids, but we're all another level entirely above you. (I put that wiki link to CCD there for those of you not lucky enough to grow up Catholic.)
One of the many benefits of being Jesuit trained is you got an edge. Not only do you know the parts of the bible that they made into movies like any other Catholic, you can do some Protestant-type bible verse quoting too.
Which sometimes comes in mighty handy. When the moment strikes to pull out a quote, well, it's like the shining hand of God.
The Lord spoke to me recently, when apropos of nothing*, I was shocked to receive an invitation to none other than the National Council for Adoption's Bow Ties and Pearls Gala Event.
How honored. Me, little old me. And what a mighty bargain, sports fans. Only $300 a pop to celebrate separating families!
Sadly though, I needed to decline. Things are a little tight around here, you know, recession and all. So I RSVP'ed no. But I wanted them to know the Lord was always in my thoughts, so I sent my regrets with a bible verse. I can't think of any better analogy for modern day infant adoption - or the NCFA's treatment of mothers.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Funny... they removed my bible verse from the RSVP page.
I think the Lord just isn't in their hearts.
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, bitches.
*that is a total lie, it was totally apropos of something, but I'll tell it in Penance (again wiki-linked, for you non-Catholic school heretics)