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Friday, June 23, 2006

Amateur Catholic Singles

A much-needed service in St. Blog's is about to be met: Introducing "Amateur Catholic Singles"!

Here's our first entry:
Cannonball Looking for Someone to Light Her Fire:

Find me a single Catholic man 30-45.

I KNOW someone who reads this has to have a brother, cousin, friend, co-worker, sixth cousin twiced removed on their wife's side... Not every man in my age group is married. I know this, I have to beleive this.

Spread the word... post this on your blog "Find the Cannonball a Man". You can start pouring in your offers to solekat205 at yahoo dot com [as well as any questions you may have for me].

After being [secularly] divorced [receiving appropriate annulment] for 2 years this month, I decided [with counsel from my priest] that I was ready to start dating again [I am free to marry with in the catholic church and my status is "single"] & I am imploring everyone's help.

Look at me, look how cute I am (I am the one not wearing a miter). Look how pious and devout I am standing there next to our Bishop... so obediant & faithful.

Funny, smart, orthodox , good husekeeper, lousy cook, and I love monthy python movies and sports. I am the whole package. Who wouldn't want me as their loving loyal wife?
She's definitely a cutey. Come on all you single fellas at St. Blog's! Drop a line to our little cannonball of fire.


At 6/23/2006 10:04 AM, Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Brillant idea for a an Ameuter catholic Singles Service.

At 6/23/2006 2:30 PM, Blogger Tim said...

How about an Amateur Catholic Feed The Bishops Campaign? Somebody please tell that bishop he can stop fasting already and invite him over for dinner, and lots of it!

At 6/23/2006 2:42 PM, Anonymous rhonda lugari said...

So, Jay, why don't you go and start one? Then you can answer ALL the emails that go along with it.

At 6/23/2006 5:31 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Actually, I saw this as a one-time endeavor to help out Carolina Cannonball. Let Ave Maria Singles handle all the others.

At 6/25/2006 8:32 PM, Anonymous MissJean said...

Cannonball, if it works for you, let me know! I'll start blogging, too. :)

At 6/27/2006 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should a Catholic "singles" service be promoting dating among the (apparently) only "divorced" (not annuled) -- and thus not in fact "single" according to the Catholic faith?

At 6/28/2006 11:04 AM, Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Hello again , "anon". I have repeatedly told you on the mutiple blogs that you have trashed me on that I am free to marry within the Church, received an annullment & have corrected the lack of information left out from my original post.

You apparently have nothing better to do...geesh. You're sad.

At 6/28/2006 11:39 AM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Gee CC, I bet when you hit "publish" for that post you didn't figure you would be spending the next few weeks doing combox damage control. Too much...

At 6/28/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Hey, it ain't all bad. I got more hits in one day then I did the first 3 months of blogging. LOL.

Th only thing I regret is calling "anon" a bitch because I lost any sanity crediablity.

I think the ones defending "anon" failed to realize that by the time I got to that point she had already been to Happy catholic & Pro Eclesia blogs calling me scadelous & repeating her false claims I was married. Then she invited all her friends to come to my blog, Julie's & jay's and trash me some more. So I was infuriated.

It's no big deal... to me anyway. This was MUCh more fun then trolling bars. LMAO.

At 6/28/2006 2:02 PM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

I got more hits in one day then I did the first 3 months of blogging.

Yes, but were any of those hits from Catholic men who don't fart in your general direction, occasionally change their underwear, and are eligible to marry and have the documentation to prove it?

At 6/28/2006 5:08 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I've updated the post with Carolina Cannonball's latest additions noting that her "status" is that she is free to remarry in the Church.

Hopefully, that will clear things up for those who were "scandalized".

At 6/29/2006 12:33 PM, Blogger Aelfwine said...

Sorry, CC, I'm not whoever you are referring to : I commented as "Anonymous" only because I didn't (yet) have a Blogger account, and didn't want to create one.

I'm glad to learn now that you are in fact free to date -- I thought you MIGHT be (that's why I said "(apparently) only 'divorced'") -- but that doesn't change the fact that by the _appearance_ of the original post, you _weren't_, in accordance with the Catholic faith, as you noted only that you were (civilly) divorced, not that you had obtained an annulment; and that appearance DOES give scandal, esp. with the rather explicit endorsement of an orthodox Catholic forum behind it. Indeed, it ought really not to have taken an outsider to have noticed and caused the correction of the glaring deficiency in the original form of the posting.

As a civilly divorced Catholic myself (for 10 years, nor have I sought an annulment nor have I dated since my wife left), I have encountered a very great many "Catholics" who have dated and even remarried following divorce without benefit of annulment (and am naturally cognizant of the breach of faith it consititutes, even when the parties themselves are clearly not). As such, I think any amateur Catholic apologist has a basic duty to observe and promote the distinction between civil divorce and declaration of nullity that the Church upholds, and the obligation to remain faithful to the marriage that attaches to the former, and not to leave it unnoted as an unimportant detail that can safely be omitted from a divorced Catholic's single's ad.

Anyways, glad to see the clarification made (even if begrudgingly!) and I wish you every happiness in whatever path God leads you along!

At 6/29/2006 1:38 PM, Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

aelfwine- sorry, I got you confused with some one else.

At 7/06/2006 2:44 AM, Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Catholic singles serivce for B team bloggers may be a good idea, the next generatation of B teamers has to come from somewhere...


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