No more against the vow of poverty than food? I mention this because I am sure most people can think of priests, nuns and others they have known who were people they liked and who were not austere and distant. They drank beer in the evenings that baseball was on TV. Rosebud77 October 11, 2016, 2:58pm #2. abinjoy: Are sisters allowed to drink alcohol? care for the condition. Catholic Living. We should all stay in our own lane. My friend that lived nearby them ran errands for them, and often had to go to the rectory to get a 6 pack or 2 of beer for the nuns. Good Libations . Reply +5 [-] When the blood of the lord kicks in #44 to #1 - ibschmitty . I can usually have a drink or two and still be safe to drive. Other than Harp, I’d have to say Upper Canada and Bell’s (a Michigan brewery) rank up there for me. But that goes for anyone.-Fr ACEGC But doesn’t alcohol disrupt deep sleep patterns? For those of us on the continent, and especially in a wine producing region, a bottle of table wine can be less expensive than a bottle of certain types of fruit juice. You would be very incorrect in what you think. And let’s not forget the focus of Jesus’ first miracle at Cana (see John 2:1-11). I never touch spirits. Priests and religious have a special calling, one most of us do not, however they do remain human and do interact just as other human beings do. You can’t help overhearing, across the bus aisle and behind your seat, an exchange going on between several unregulated, youthful voices. Jack has a fear of nuns; in "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading", upon seeing Sister Assumpta and learning that she is a nun, he runs screaming out of the window. Although the Catholic church has never had a prohibitive stance on alcohol, she said it wasn’t until the church liberalized its rules for nuns in the late ‘60s that she was even exposed to it. For official apologetics resources please visit. Peace. Andy S. Lv 5. Priests and religious have a special calling, one most of us do not, however they do remain human and do interact just as other human beings do. My father is teetotal and can’t stomach the taste of alcohol at all and neither could my grandfather but neither of them would have cared less if you sat down with a pint of beer once in a while. 08/30/2012 12:14 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016 Shortly after midnight on Saturday, San Francisco Archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone, one of the creators of California Proposition 8, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. By. It’s been a long week. I think I may have to adopt you! 1 decade ago. 4537. Religious orders such as the Benedictines and Jesuits became expert winemakers. My aunt addressed these topic once when I was a teenager and pointed out that people seemed to think that been a religious sister for some people seemed to mean that people should go around with glum looks and stern faces all day. Google+. Confessions of an Ex-Priest: Learning to Drink Like a Catholic Cleric. This is what I would think: Instead of promotions and prayer vigils, Archbishop-elect Cordileone and Father Perez deserve prosecution to the full extent of the law. I mean, wine and alcohol suggests a kind of revelry in letting loose a bit which is… in many ways that’s what Jesus is doing is proclaiming a joyful new time. Catholics drink like fishes. If you think Christians can't drink, you better take a cue from the Original Catholic and founder of the Catholic Church: Jesus Christ. 3]. Same thing with nuns. A small glass of wine occasionally can help relax the brain. Individual communities or persons may choose to not partake of alcoholic beverages for their own reasons. The Bible describes wine as a gift from God that can make life more enjoyable. And yes, I know some orders don’t eat meat at all. That’s an entirely different thing. So, picture a 10 yr old boy walking across the church parking lot with a 6 pack of beer. abinjoy October 11, 2016, 2:41pm #1. If you think Christians can't drink, you better take a cue from the Original Catholic and founder of the Catholic Church: Jesus Christ. Moreover, the fact that most smokers are addicted to smoking indicates that they have given up some of their freedom. Having been successful in that attempt, he made a year-long and then a life-long pledge. Mike points out why. Wine is supposedly good for your arteries. Beef is more expensive than chicken. Saint Benedict established a daily allocation of wine for each monk (or nun) in monasteries governed by his rule in more or less 520…. A whopping $2.79! It’s a matter of prudence. From what I understand, it isn’t how much you drink, but how it affects you. 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