Originally posted by gabby2011
reply to post by pierregustavetoutant
Mardi Gras is the day before Lent begins. A Catholic celebration. You glutton it up before the period of repentence.
It didn't start out as feast of gluttony.. but rather a time to to eat foods that would go bad because of fasting during lent. It was based on practicality....but has turned into a celebration of debauchery and drunkenness,and sexual perversion for many. Keep in mind many who celebrate mardi gras in this way..are not the truly faithful.
My prayers are with the pope.. and I pray for his health and his soul.
I don't let judgemental folks tell me whether I'm faithful or not (even it were my parish priest or the pope himself). I think Mardi Gras upgraded since the old days. Come join true Catholicism. We have fun and celebrate our community. Occasionally it involves an arrest or a bad hangover.
BTW, the only one who has the power to excommunicate a Catlick is the pope himself. Everyone else is just a judgemental sinner with an opinion.