Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mysterious readers from Collegeville Minnesota...

And questions wondering if Cardinal Bernadin was really a filthy homosexual?

Seriously?  I have comment moderation on just in time this week, because the wing-nutz are out swinging.  It's making me crazy too.

Last week I got an email about Cardinal Bernadin being a homosexual and head of a lavender conspiracy.  These stories keep circulating, so they must be true, right?  I don't know what Bernadin was - I never paid much attention to bishops before I started blogging.  Never had much time for them - wasn't ever impressed by them.  However, I have to ask, did the Church officially condemn Bernadin as a bad man?  He's dead now, and I've heard people praising him for having forgiven a false accuser.  The man is dead. 

We know there were many SSA priests from back then and there remain many today as well.  So one must ask: Does the Church enforce its rules?  Has it ever?  Is every archbishop and bishop part of a lavender mafia because they continue to admit SSA men to the priesthood?  Really Fr. Sirico?

Likewise, is Cardinal Schönborn a pornographer/homosexual?  That's what at least one blogger claims, frequently calling him out as the "homo-porn Cardinal Christoph Schönborn".  Does the Pope call him that?  Is there a Vatican commission studying the allegations?  Why is he still a prince of the Church in that case?

St. John's Abbey in Collegeville. 

Yep - it once had the reputation of being a hotbed of homosexual behavior and I too have written about the gay retreats that have been scheduled there.  But if it continues to be so bad - that it is really more of a clearing house of all things gay and corrupt and exploitative of donors, alumni, students and Church, why isn't the place under interdict or closed down?  Why do bloggers keep blogging so-called exposes with impunity?  Obviously Collegeville is aware information is being published and circulated. 

I rarely check stats but did so today because I've limited comments over the past few days and wanted to see how it affects readership.  Anyway - that was why I checked and how I noticed some one from the abbey is reading my blog.  No surprise - posts come up in search engines.  So.  I know they know, and they know I know and we know who the other bloggers are, spreading the other stories.

Why?  How?  How does this stuff keep repeating.  It seems to be a cyclical thing.

It's like the Barbara Marx Hubbard speaking engagement at the LCWR conference, which everyone seems to enjoy discussing and no one takes seriously.  Even Archbishop Sartain, in charge of the doctrinal assessment, congratulated them on a job well done after the event concluded.

Confused?  Me too.  It's a WTF world.

This just in:  From today's com box queue:

From what I can see, he doesn't donate any of that money back to the Catholic church. When I see the UPS man drop off (approx 5 boxes per day) to his house, he doesn't seem to remove the item from Amazon. For instance, receiving 3 large screen TV's and the item remained on his wish list for several more months.  - Anonymous


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  1. Confused? Me too. I saw Sartain commending the LCWR. I give up...


  2. Anonymous9:16 PM

    To put it simply--the next priest, or the next Bishop, who tries to get me to have sex with him gets the living shit beat out of him. It's happened to me, several times, for both priests and bishops, since i joined the Church. Now I'm middle aged and ugly, so I'm safer--but I will knock the shit out of the next sodomite in a roman colar who hits on me.

    The last time was in 2007--but I moved parishes.

    Ignorant Redneck.

    1. Serious question - why did you let them get away with it before? You were an adult, right? Couldn't you have beat the shit out of them when it happened? I'm not challenging you - I'm just curious.

  3. Purely focusing on the com-box comment, I wonder if the love of money (it being the root of ALL evil) needs to be especially watched for by ordained souls?

    Why is the love of money the root of ALL evil? Why not Power? Or Anger? Or poorly pronounced Latin? Or guitars at Mass?

    Just wondering what it is about loving money?

    The devil would obviously tempt souls greatly in that area, especially as the Church requires a vow of poverty from those ordained. (She still does require that, I take it, or is priesthood a lucrative career move these days, I know a certain (possibly lapsed at present) priest who did rather unnecessarily well, financially)? Has anyone ever written a book warning the ordained to be careful re materialism? Ever?

    I feel a need to post Phil Collin's song 'Jesus He knows me' in honour of this post.

    People need to start preparing

    (to have their idols fall...............)

    And as a final treat, here's some bible quotes on materialism just in case

    Proverbs 23:4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.
    Matthew 6:20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
    Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.
    "Luke 12:21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.
    "Luke 12:33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
    Luke 12:39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
    Luke 18:22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.
    "1 Timothy 6:9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
    1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
    "James 5:2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.

    And my favourite reassuring scripture, from the Lord:

    Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you".

    And stay close to our Mother!!!

    1. I can only surmise where that combox comment comes from. I find the whole concept mystifying. I whole situation is very disconcerting. I've watched it for years and then I decided I wouldn't even go to that part of the blogosphere anymore. I don't know. Following Jesus isn't easy. Though some are not called to a vow of poverty there is something to be said for "gospel simplicity" "Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head" LUKE 9:58

  4. Anonymous6:40 AM

    I used to think you were just that naive, but I haven't thought that for a long time.

    What's interesting is that you've got a nice chunk of people fooled.

  5. I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks Terry. There was a Church sign the other day that said, "Do you pray about it as much as you talk/complain about it?" good question. I think one of the signs of adulthood is saying to yourself, "a lot of really bad things happened to me at the hands of really broken sinful people it's a tragedy but I'll work on forgiving them, praying for them and their repentance and seeking to move on in doing God's will in my life. What happened to me in the past doesn't have to color my present or future. I have free will."

  6. Anonymous - you can get yout accusations published when you sign your name. Why hide your identity?

    1. Anonymous - who is being dishonest now? Use your name. I've been totally honest here. How is it you rash judge me? You know me? You know my conscience? Why hide your identity then?

    2. Anonymous1:04 PM

      Rash? You've been talking out of both sides of your mouth for years. That's not hard to document, but you're not interested in having an honest discussion either in person or in public.

    3. Anonymous - you describe yourself. I told you before - so two-faced. Too bad for you.

    4. Oh - and be my guest - document away - sign your name and I will post them - or better yet - do your own blog post and let me know - I will link to it. I'm completely open to full disclosure.

    5. Are you talking to yourself again? Is Cathy not returning your calls? ;-)

    6. It's not Cathy but one her friends - and he's the one doing the calling, not me.

  7. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Because you're incapable of having an honest discussion and are incurably double-minded, that's why.


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