See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, May 15, 2009

The good he has done...

Bishop Callahan on Archbishop Weakland.
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Bishop Callahan said Weakland’s legacy in the church is not just his mistakes but also some of the good he did, including shaping the modern Mass.
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Callahan, who's known Weakland for years, said he's surprised by Weakland's admission that he is gay. “I think it caught me off guard. It was not necessarily something I was ready to hear coming from the Archbishop,” Callahan said. - Source
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Ooooooh. Well that's nice. (Marge Simpson's voice.)
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UPDATE: With money he earned from speaking and writing, and through funds raised by several of his friends, Archbishop Weakland repaid the $450,000 to the archdiocese. In a recent interview with TheAssociated Press, the archbishop said proceeds from the sale of his memoirs will be donated to the Milwaukee-based Catholic Community Foundation.
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I did not know that before.
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Ooooooh. Well that's nice.

6 comments:

  1. "including shaping the modern Mass."

    I can forgive him being a homosexual. I can forgive him handing over all that church money to his boyfriend. I cannot forgive him for the damage he did to the Mass.

    I can't believe he is actually writing his "life story". Don't people know when it's time to leave the party?

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  2. "some of the good he did, including shaping the modern Mass." - sounds more of a back handed insult.

    What Adrienne said: that actually made me smile.

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  3. Weakland is old, but still alive--instead of writing the book, he should better spend his days doing penance, repenting, and praying--instead of trying to glorify himself before he dies!

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  4. Adrienne is like that one member in your family that has some common sense, real wisdom.

    He had a boyfriend ,and gave him
    $450,000 dollars ?? Oh my !

    I liked it better when I lived in the closet ,and believed that all religious were holy saints. This past years has been an eye opener for me. A real sad eye opener.

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  5. Rod Dreher's blog post on Rembert is here.

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  6. Thanks Clayton - looks as if Dreher and I agree on this subject.

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