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Saturday, June 19, 2004

[On June 15] in 1956, John Lennon asked Paul McCartney to join his band, The Quarrymen. They would have been another unremarkable teenage rock band, except that 4 years later, their drummer was international superstar, Pete Best.
From Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd on rec.food.cooking: Uncle Phaedrus: Finder of Lost Recipes.
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 10:56:07 EDT
From: Marty Helgesen
Subject: Re: hamburgers and theology
To: Dan Goodman

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 20:02:19 -0500 you said:
>This is from 2000; apologies if you already knew about it.

"McDonald's reacts with disbelief over claims that hamburgers are not Catholic

"Is there a moral dimension to selling hamburgers? Apparently there is in Italy.

"The theologian Massimo Salani has condemned burgers in the Italian bishops' daily Avvenire, saying they were 'not Catholic'.

"Eating burgers and fries reflected an 'individualistic relationship between man and God which goes back to Martin Luther', the Protestant leader who started the German Reformation, Mister Salani argued."

Thank you. I had not seen it. However, the bbc link you gave me is not active. I googled on Massimo Salani burgers and got several hits. One of the ones I looked at
includes this statement: "Fr. Salani's criticism is rooted in his belief that fast food restaurants work against community. Fast food dining focuses on the individual consumer, rushing to buy and eat, and then hurrying off to do something else. The fast food consumer has no time, or takes no time, to stop and break bread with a neighbor."
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