The Pope the Dog and the Bicycle Bell

Posted August 5, 2018 2:38 pm by Dwight Longenecker

The Pope the Dog and the Bicycle Bell

Someone has joked, “In Central America it’s not really a valid Mass unless there is a dog present.” I was therefore amused to see that at one of the Pope’s liturgies during his visit to Brazil a few years ago a stray dog wandered onto the stage. For five years I took some American high school kids to El Salvador on a mission trip. The  Catholicism I experienced there helps me understand Pope Francis. Sometimes there were dogs at the liturgy. Sometimes there were madmen and screaming children. There was loud music and no air conditioning. It was hot. It was

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