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WHEN A CATHOLIC DEACON IS ORDAINED INTO THE PRIESTHOOD, THERE IS A
CERTAIN LEGEND THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE CEREMONY. THE STORY GOES THAT
WHILE ON THE ALTAR WITH BACKS FACING THE CROWD, A TINY GNOME COMES
OUT FROM THE ALTAR AND PROCEEDS TO CUT OFF THE PENIS OF THE DEACON.
THUS MAKING CELIBACY A MUCH EASIER TASK TO FACE.

Submitter comment: FR. RON WAS A DEACON WAITING TO BE ORDAINED WHEN HE TOLD ME THIS
STORY. ALL THE PRIESTS WOULD RAZZ THE DEACONS, AND THIS WAS ONE OF
THEIR FAVORITE TOPICS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ORCHARD LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Church
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Date learned: 00-00-1975 ; 00-00-1969

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