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The Ghost: A Tasteless Burger

Yes, I’m a Catholic.  A Progressive Catholic.  I am a Cradle Catholic.  I never went Catholic School.  I learned my catechism on Saturday mornings, bused in from the neighboring parish.  I’m more than a Sunday Catholic.  I love my Church.  I cheered when I read Pope Francis’s interview,

I don’t get my panties in a knot about Catholic parodies or jokes.  I laughed out loud when I saw “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect UP?”

I forgot about this song.  I love it.

I have a CD of Byzantine Monks chanting “Losing My Religion” I can laugh at myself and find humor in my Church.

“Oh, come on,” I said out-loud to the protesters calling in on the radio station, as I commuted to work.  “Lighten up already.”

I saved my outrage for more important issues when Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of the pope.  She’s just protesting.  Every church has its problems.  Civil disobedience is a good thing, even for the Church, especially for the Church.  Did I mention I’m a Progressive Catholic?

Oh my, that was a really boring, political song.  The song doesn’t even feature her wonderful voice.   I forgot that part.

This morning’s paper made me exclaim out-loud, “Oh my gosh!”

In Chicago, I can visit a restaurant that offers The Ghost for $17.00.  The Ghost is a specialty burger served on a pretzel bun with a portion of slowly braised goat shoulder and aged white cheddar cheese and chile aioli.  Topping off The Ghost is a red wine reduction and an unconsecrated communion host.  The Ghost (burger) is a tribute to a Swedish metal band, Ghost B.C.

“Oh my God,” said Loved-One.


Hey, I’ve had those wafers back since the nuns told me I’d taste blood if I chewed one.  Trust me, a communion wafer is about as close to flavorless as a piece of cardboard.  The only thing that wafer adds to the meal is…I’m not sure how to put it into words.

This is over-the-top. Offensive.  No matter how delicious the burger is, it is tasteless.  It’s kinda ugly looking, too.

I got this from the linked website, who got it from Kuma’s Corner FB page.


What do you think?  Am I too sensitive, or is this offensive?



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    • Adela Adela

      I tried to avoid listing the restaurant’s name for that reason alone. Thanks Laurel. It’s great to get an opinion from someone not so emotionally/spiritually close.

    • Adela Adela

      I thought about this again this morning. Ghost B.C. dress up in costumes of bishops and cardinals. I find it puzzling, but I’m not particularly offended. But the Ghost burger is crossing a line.

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