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Venezuelans bishops warn government that there is a shortage of mass wine and hosts

Tuesday, May 28th 2013 - 00:03 UTC
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Catholic News Agency reports that the serious food shortage in Venezuela could lead to a lack of wine and hosts for the celebration of Mass. Reporter Macky Arenas Arenas explained that the shortage in the country is due to “the lack of raw materials.” Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Why an absolutely ridiculous country!

    Venezuela has the ability to be the richest and most prosperous country in Latin America, the Latam version of Norway.

    Now there isn't even a comparison because no other country has squander its wealth so much while at the same time totally destroying its own infrastructure and industry.

    After one lost decade, will there be another one?

    May 28th, 2013 - 05:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    never mind its not all that bad, at least they might have toilet roll coming.

    truly a communist shithole!

    May 28th, 2013 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Surely missing a few wine and cheese parties isn't too terrible! Perhaps they could all pop over to argieland where they have a new option. Whine and sleaze parties!

    May 28th, 2013 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Ah but! The Bishops need the wine to drug the boys and girls for the next sex party.

    Can't keep the 'Men of God' sex starved can we?

    May 28th, 2013 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    4 Chris R . For some reason I thought you were half way intelligent . Now I realise you are a complete idiot . What a clever remark , you stand out as a drunken Soviet era professor !

    May 30th, 2013 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 Baxter

    I am actually more than half-way intelligent, compared to the mean. I am not Soviet and nor do I drink alcohol of any amount. I find I do not need to use it to be able to converse with strangers, I have however lectured on statistical process control to graduate level at a British university. But enough about me.

    I take it you are a 'believer' in the idiocy that is religion, any ‘brand’ you like?

    I managed to escape the indoctrination as I turned puberty and started my scientific / engineering training. Having the fear of god put up me was almost as bad as having something else put up me.

    However, whether you like it or not the RC Church has hidden more of these despicable activities than it has admitted to AND what we know for sure is more than enough.

    I have no idea if you have children: would you like your young son buggered on a regular basis or your pre-pubescent daughter raped? NO? I thought not.

    May 30th, 2013 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    I was one of the lucky ones brought up to believe that everybody has a right to believe in a faith . I believe we fought some wars for that right . I also believe that one should respect that right . The same is true in politics . Everybody has a right to follow a religion and a political doctrine. And once you do that within the law nobody shoulder hinder you .
    Since this belief seems to cause some trouble amongst bigots we , apparently , have to keep silent and accept insults .Perhaps , as always , the Brtish Army got it right -- do not talk about religion or politics in the mess .
    Having said that I find your comments distasteful and vulgar . I will never answer your comments . In the marketing world my right !

    May 30th, 2013 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    7 Baxter

    That is the trouble with people who are indoctrinated as I once was: they never question anything because to do so would be to question their 'faith'.

    This of course is exactly what the doyens of whatever church / mosque / altar you worship do not want as it shows them to be the charlatans that they are and how bereft of reality their ‘church’ is despite the millions killed through the years for their particularly ‘belief’’. In the thirty years war of 1618–1648 between Catholics and Protestants 11.5 MILLION were killed for their particular ‘flavour’ of Christianity. I bet Jesus was really pleased he died for that (or not, it now seems he never existed).

    In any event you have NOT been insulted: everything I wrote regarding the sexual abuse of children is true. Surely that alone should make you reconsider whether these people are worth your support.

    And if you think you are being ‘picked on’ for being a believer then that is nothing to the nonsense I have to endure as an atheist, most notably someone on MP with the tag of ‘Bongo’ which does at least seem to be apt.

    So in summary I am dismayed that your faith cannot stand interrogation and you will no longer respond to the logic and truth that I write: but that is you inalienable right to do that, so farewell.

    May 30th, 2013 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    I do so appreciate accepting my right to ignore your comments . Anyway I much more enjoy jousting with Stevie and comparing notes with Elaine and Conqueror plus others . Adieu mon ami !

    May 30th, 2013 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • commonsparrow

    Rome can't help out? Rome can't supply a little host for communion, it does not take much to have communion. Dime sized piece of cracker, its the blessing that counts. As far as the wine goes, I never sip it at church, but Rome should really help their parishoners out..

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 03:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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