Monday, November 30, 2009

So funny...


Dissenters, now calling themselves the American Catholic Council, plan a 2011 conference in Detroit “to create a new Church.”
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Promising that the American Catholic Council will “recapture the universal call to ministry,” organizers claim to have launched the call for the national council in an effort to create a more responsive, accountable Church that “calls on the active participation of its people and more closely models the American experience.”

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Although council leaders have denied that they are attempting to create their own church, the American Catholic Council website states their mission clearly: “We seek nothing short of a personal conversion of all to create a new Church.” And, while the organizers of the proposed council have appropriated the language and trappings of an authentic Catholic council, the reality is that the American Catholic Council will be conducted entirely outside the purview of the Church, flouting canon law, and ignoring input from current Church leaders. - Read more
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Aren't those seniors cute though?  Keeps 'em busy.  I wonder if Michael is going, oh, and Sr. Lou, sosf?

23 comments:

  1. Imbeciles.

    If you can think of a better word, let me know.

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  2. Be nice if they stopped calling themselves Catholic and used the word Protestant. (methinks they protest...)

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  3. Personally, I'm looking forward to the council. The only sad part about it, is that by 2011, many of the participants planning on attending will have died by then.

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  4. The paper I'm submitting for this council: "The Place of Polyester in the American Church"
    I think Sr. Patricia will find the paper interesting.

    :>

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  5. Ah, recapturing the universal call to Pie Meditation. Notice the international symbol for a wedge of pie over the door and the various meditative reenactments of response: thinking, going, getting and praising the early bird senior special: french polyester.

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  6. Sr. Pat - That is a concern. LOL!

    SF - I think so too.

    The comments here are better than the post!

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  7. I've never understood why they just don't go and be protestants.

    I also don't understand why people who don't agree with the Catholic church choose to participate in it. I think that's kinda stupid.

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  8. Create a new church. Great. They've already removed themselves from the Church so, um, whatever. More protestants.

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  9. T, I think it's post-holiday hilarity.

    I've seen it on the street (that means at church) today.

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  10. @belinda, I've often wondered the same thing. Apparently, many people feel the need to fix the institution rather than simply leave it behind. They prefer to love it for what it could be than what it is today.

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  11. Dear Lord in Heaven - will you please quit lumping them under the title of "senior"? I am a "senior" and hell would be frozen absolutely solid before I would ever do such a thing (nor look that bad!!!!)

    No polyester or Velcro sneaks for this old dame!!!

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  12. Terry - I didn't know Sr Pat read your blog! That's pretty funny!

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  13. We may indeed see the "American Catholic" schism. Thank God it will be made up of mostly die-hard modernists who are getting up there in age and though many have given up on celibacy, they are mostly past reproductive stage which is another plus. Thus, like the Shakers, the American Catholic, schism or not, will not be part of the Church's future.

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  14. Mr.Ed, isn't it kind of disordered to love something or someone for their potential or for what we think that they could be instead of for who they are in reality? How soon would we be divorced if we loved our spouses based on who we think that they should be instead of who they are. This idea never works out. It's delusional. :)

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    Adrienne, No one would ever dare to refer to you as a frumpy senior.(as these women appear to be) We've seen your photos and we can rightly assume that your still hot and that your husband is clearly overchicked. Personally - I'm getting tired of trying to look good and when my hair falls out some day , I'm done ;)

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  15. @belinda, I think you're right that it's delusional, but some people seem to love a person or institution enough to help it be the best it can be rather than what it is at the time.

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  16. Yes some people do indeed love a person or institution enough to want its best. These religious had the same thing in mind fifty years ago and thought the Church would be better if it could be whatever they wanted it to be.
    Sorry Sister, but that habit you're sporting has already been taken by the UPS Diversity Bowling Team.

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  17. Ed ~ The problem is that what these people are trying to "fix" isn't broken. THEY are.

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  18. True dat, Adoro. True.

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  19. Dear Mr.Anthony, I am stunned that you mentioned my ol' UPS bowling team. What are the odds?
    In the enclosed photo my team mates and I are trying to decide who's turn it is to bowl. These were the days before electronic scorekeeping.

    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/themoment/posts/0611kitsch.jpg

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  21. Sorry that link was crabby.

    http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/12/kitsch-of-the-day-roller-derby/

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  22. Well Belinda,
    What are the odds? It depends. If your team is wearing a wooden fish pin, it means not only are you a team, but you are a REAL community!

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  23. Terry - your post inspired me to comment further on the American Catholic Council. I think I found a way to make some money off of it.
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    Is that bad?

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