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“Have breakfast with Jesus every morning!” writes Monsignor Charles Pope, in a tongue-in-cheek message on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., “In the past you’ve had see Him with eyes of faith. Now you can see Him right on the toast! It’s the Jesus Toaster! Just $31.95 plus shipping and handling.”

A piece of toast with His image ...

He’s writing about a breakfast toaster that, yes, toasts the face of the Christ onto any bagel, flatbread or piece of bread you wish.

Pope is the pastor of the Church of the Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, a Catholic congregation in the District of Columbia.

“No Christmas is complete without this fine new toaster,” he writes, with just a bit of sarcasm. “Was not Jesus born in Bethlehem which means ‘House of Bread!?’ So celebrate Christmas all year long! Did Jesus not leave His face on Veronica’s veil? Now you can see His face and eat it too!


“With the Jesus toaster you just never know where Jesus will pop up!”

Pope is writing about a product offered by Internet entrepreneur Galen Dively, the the creator of “Jesus Toast.” Actually, he just outfitted a metal stencil fitted into an everyday toaster, which he now offers in a Virgin Mary model as well.

However, if you don’t want to buy a toaster devoted completely to the

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