Monday, August 28, 2006
Nothin' to blog about...
except maybe the continued use of wire hangers at St. Joan of Arc.
(Pictured: Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest".)
Even the news sucks when the big story is about Conehead O'Brien's very funny montage that depicted an airline crash - bad taste because one really occurred on the same day. His parody was in reference to the show "Lost" - get over it. Anyway - there's no news - the next shoe has to drop I guess. I got it - let's bomb Iran!
Needless to say, there is always St. Joan of Arc, the reigning dissident parish in South Minneapolis. The very gay "BLT sandwich" of baby-boomer pseudo churches. ("BLT" sans the "G" - get it?) Here are some choice picks from their current parish bulletin:
Call to Action Minnesota: Womenpriests Celebrate the Eucharist. On Saturday, September 23, 4-8 pm. Call to Action invites you to a Eucharistic Celebration with Regina Nicolosi presiding. Rev. Nicolosi was ordained as a womanpriest this summer. Following the Eucharist is a presentation by SJA parishioner Dr. Dorothy Irvin on "Ancient and Contemporary Models of Womenpriests and Deacons". Supper is included. FFI contact Judy McGuire at 612.927.6825.
(This announcement must be for their "Peace and Justice" ministry.)
A Soulful Journey to Your Inner Mystic: SJA's annual GLBT retreat is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17 at Dunrovin Retreat Center in Marine-on-St.-Croix. In addition to facilitated sessions there will be time to enjoy nature and friendship. FFI, pick up a brochure at the Parish Center front desk.
(If I were one of the gay "BLT" I would rather check in with the "Inner Child" to see what went wrong in my life. I hope they play a lot of Motown hits.)
Then there is Fr. Jim's "Pastor's Corner" article...
"This is kind of a special day in the church calendar. It is the day on which all good Catholic Churches must decide whether or not they are going to read Ephesians 5:21-32 or an alternative reading. We have opted for the alternative. Ephesians 5 is the chapter where it says ‘wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.’ If this was read at St. Leonard’s at least one person would get up and leave church. I can’t imagine what would happen at St. Joan’s.
Of course, the problem with the reading, besides the fact that no American can ever envision themselves as being subordinate to anyone, is the concept that there is a perfect man, or for that matter, a perfect woman. If you were subordinate to the perfect person, who would know it? It would be a relationship of mutuality, faithfulness and sharing, not one of dominance and abuse, which is how we mainly translate subordination."[snip] Check out their website for more. (How gay is that?)
(Gosh darn! I just do not think Ephesians was speaking about the perfect man or the perfect woman. It's kind of a "call to perfection" - if a priest cannot read and preach what the Scriptures and the Church teach, and the liturgy calls for, what's the point. St. Joan's is so like the "Happy Hands Club" from "Napoleon Dynamite". Besides, if they cannot tolerate, "Wives should be submissive to their husbands as to the Lord." maybe it is clear the so-called Catholic parish cannot be submissive to the Lord after all.)
I think the Archbishop should have assigned Fr. Altier to St. Joan's - Flynn could have killed two birds with one stone that way.