27 October 2011

"It’s a whole lot easier to take an attractive pagan and make her into a Catholic, than to find a homely Catholic and make her attractive."

The title of this post is taken from the latest by the irrepressible John Zmirak at Crisis Magazine.


Bartolomé de las Casas de San Luis said...

Wow. Does such a thought belong a Catholic blog? Isn't that more of a Bill Maher, Whoopi Goldberg or David Letterman kind of crack?

What's next on the St. Louis Catholic blog? Photo spread of the Hottest Catholic Women Celebrities?

dulac90 said...

There's perhaps a similar sentiment for evaluating colleges as well! ;-)

thetimman said...


Yes, I think humor is most definitely a Catholic virtue!

Fr. Andrew said...

The next step is the "Flirt to Convert" clothing line...No hem lines above the ankle and neck lines just below turtle neck. Look for it this Spring!

Liza Jane said...

I absolutely LOVE THIS!

Anonymous said...

Some of us didn't have to face that dilemma - we got a hottie who is also a good Catholic.

- Christophe

Peggy IL said...

It's a whole lot easier to win game 6 if you get runs with bases loaded. Typed as we're in 11th inning tied. Go Cards! Get rid of Holliday and things happen.

Bartolomé de las Casas de San Luis said...

I thought Pope John Paul II's teaching as called the Theology of the Body, not...

..."Theology of the Hottie."

I mean, come on!

Did a priest really endorse the idea of "Flirt to Convert"?

Am I too old fashioned? Is this some sort of new Catholic Traditionlism?

Yes, I know Pope Benedict XVI did say in his first encyclical that God in Heaven has an element of "eros" about Him.

Still...am I missing something? Am I a prude? Has modesty been pruned back or something? Is there no longer any such thing as an "impure thought" to confess?

StGuyFawkes said...


His Holiness Benedict XVI endorses the traditionalist view that Catholicism is a continuation of the Greek and Roman intellectual tradition which comes to us due to the labors of Medieval Philosophers -- Aristotelian and Platonic - who used the Greek methodology to explicate Revelation.

In Plato's Phaedrus you'll find the idea that EROS, properly understood, leads the mind upwards to Truth.

Benedict is simply affirming the Medieval tradition of Theology.

St. Guy