Posts Tagged ‘Dog’

Can owning a dog make you a better Catholic? Mine did

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

It started out with an inside joke. My spouse and I, with our advanced education in theology and religious studies, discovered that if you replaced “God” with “Dog” in a lot of Bible verses, they became startlingly apt commentary on our lives with our own newly adopted dog. Strangely, the more we found ourselves searching Read more

Dog gets a catholic burial

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Last month in Belgium, Fr. Francis Lallemand celebrated what is thought to be the first religious funeral service for a dog. A white crib placed in front of the altar had the cremated remains of a Chihuahua called “Miss Chiwa,” which had been a model for dog “clothes” in magazines and TV advertisements. During the Read more

Pope Francis breaks protocol blesses guide dog

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A yellow Labrador Retriever was among the firsts privileged to receive a physical blessing from Pope Francis’s hands this weekend. Belonging to a visually impaired radio journalist, Asia entered the Vatican’s vast Paul VI audience hall on Saturday and quietly sat down close to his owner as the pontiff thanked thousands of journalists from all Read more