The unofficial, working term for the first revamp of the
Catholic Church, kicking off Catholicism WOW!,
the year-long renewal of faith and style intended to bring
Catholicism into the mainstream and combat the view of the
Church as a passé, archaic institution.
The Buddy Christ is a statue of Jesus standing,
smiling, and giving you the thumbs up. It replaces the
crucifix, which is a highly recognizable, yet
wholly depressing symbol. The new talisman reminds
us that Jesus didn't come to Earth to give us the willies; he
was a booster!
This node is not factual :)
This comes from the scene in the Kevin Smith film, Dogma, where
Cardinal Glick (played by George Carlin) is introducing
Catholicism WOW! at a news conference, and unveils a lifesized Buddy Christ.