Monday, November 23, 2009

Holy crap!


St. Joan's Cabaret.
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St. Joan of Arc dinner theater in the worship space... gym.
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I picked this up over at Vincenzo's:
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The 15th annual SJA Cabaret: Peace, Love & 40 Years of Church In a Gym presented October 23 and 24 featured the hippy look of 1969 with peace signs adorning shaggy wigged performers and an impressive eight feet wide four canvas paneled peace sign painted by four SJA youth students greeted the crowd upon arrival. Performers jammed with their favorite songs from 1969 and a video created by Fred Vagle recapped pivotal events that year when Mass began in St. Joan’s gym. Underscored by the Beatles “A Day In the Life” iconic moments flashed rapidly by from Vietnam war protesting and President Nixon, television’s the Smothers Brothers and the Brady Bunch shows, the first man on the moon to finally the man who turned St. Joan’s into what it remains today— passionately peace seeking and inclusively welcoming, Father Harvey Egan.  - Source
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I don't care what they do to applaud and entertain themselves...
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St. Joan of Arc was never cool to anyone who was actually an 'active participant' of that era - least of all the pop-culture they portray in their "Up With People" cabaret night bull-crap.  No self respecting hippie would have had the least interest in their religious schtick.  I'll never ever understand why these peace and justice types, along with their contemporary gay-rights buddies, think that genuine anti-cultural types would be interested in their brand of bourgeois socialism. 
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Anyway - when radicals convert - they go for the truth.  Authenticity - not compromise.
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3 comments:

  1. From todays Gospel:
    So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?"
    Jesus answered, "You say I am a king.
    For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
    to testify to the truth.
    Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

    SJA only listens to themselves.

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  2. I'd say it looked groovy and far out, but it was neither.

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  3. Amen. I finally weighed in on it all. My post is up. I couldn't help myself!

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