Saturday, September 15, 2012

See? Everything is okay. Or - Can't we all just get along?

"That’s why a crabby, griping, whining believer is an oxymoron!
That’s why we say, “Joy is the infallible sign of God’s presence.”
Cardinal Dolan


Cardinal Dolan and Stephen Colbert and Fr. James Martin, S.J. Comedy Hour.

Cardinal Dolan prayed at both conventions.  Cardinal Dolan was at Fordham last night.  Fr. James Martin hosted he and Stephen Colbert.  According to all reports, it was a fun and funny evening.  Cardinal Dolan is a great guy - I mean that with all of my heart.  I like Colbert and I like Fr. Martin too.  They are Catholics.  Fordham is Catholic.  Get it?  It's a wonderful life!  Life is beautiful!  Get it?  These people are Catholic.  Get it?

No, I don't think you do.  Because there are a lot of blogged-down-and-dirty Catholics who condemn these folks - for sure they condemn Fr. James Martin.  Who are you people?  Fr. James Martin, S.J. is a priest in excellent standing.  Therefore, if the Church doesn't condemn Fr. Martin, then I don't either. 

Oh.  So anyway, Cardinal Dolan writes about the Fordham event here:

Humor, Joy, and the Spiritual Life

Tonight I was privileged to be at Fordham University in the Bronx for a special evening on “Humor, Joy, and the Spiritual Life” with TV host Stephen Colbert and Father James Martin, SJ. I had a great time, and it appeared that the more than 3000 people — mostly students — jammed into the Rose Hill Gymnasium had a great time as well. - Here’s the text of my remarks.
"Lord save us from sour faced saints." - Teresa of Avila 
 
What?

 

14 comments:

  1. Everything is not okay. It never will be because we are humans.

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    1. What about "I'm okay - you're okay"? Transactional analysis? What? ;)

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  2. Well, I'm okay, but I have serious doubts about thee. heh

    P.S. I actually thought that book was really neat. But then - I used to think lots of stuff was neat that wasn't neat at all.

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    1. They used it TA - when I was in the novitiate with Discalced Carmelites - in fact I had to read it before entering. I didn't like it then either.

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  3. Well, we know who Fr. Martin is and now we know who Cardinal Dolan is. More is the pity...

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    1. We're giving up on Cardinal Dolan because he associated with Father Martin, a liberal?

      What has Dolan said or done *himself* that means we should hold him in contempt?

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  4. Terry, who did that pic of St. T of Avila? Is it one of yours? I love it.

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    1. Just something I did in Paint. Thanks.

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  5. I don't "get it." It seems like you're condemning, on the one hand, bloggers who condemn certain Catholics (like Fr. Martin), but then it seems like you're mocking they're presentation on Friday with the "It's a wonderful life! Life is beautiful! Get it?" and then the reference to this again in a later post: "St. Hildegarde of Bingen and the Great Apostasy."

    I'm honestly trying to understand what you mean, what you really think. I mean no judgment or criticism.

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    1. I hope I don't sound as if I'm condemning those who condemn others... I just don't like that type of person. To each his own.

      I hope it didn't sound as if I was mocking the comedy hour...It was meant to be entertaining, right? I find it hard to laugh sometimes when other concerns distract me. To be sure I love Dolan and Martin - Colbert - not a big fan. I can disagree with Fr. Martin, make fun of stuff he says - but I like him and he is to be sure - a priest in good standing. What can I say?

      With the Hilde remark - in conjunction with Benedict's prayer - I'm just always asking what about the filth in the Church? Benedict asked it first and then he goes on about the new springtime. What does he really me then, huh?

      Just like you Patrick, I don't get it either. I find all of these things very confusing at times. Surely you don't expect me to have an answer to the contradictions in life, do you? I'm just a layman, who documents a few things in an online blog - I'm not a priest, a teacher, or even an usher at Sunday Mass.

      You want to know what I really think?

      Ask me when I'm dead.

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  6. Cardinal Dolan is a great man. Period.

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  7. Hey, Terry, is that painting you did of St. T for sale??? I couldn't find it on your art blog.

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    1. It is just something I did in paint - I took a photo and doctored it up in the paint app on my computer. It only exists online.

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  8. Oh, THAT Paint. I thought you meant it was something you had painted. Well, it's wonderful anyway.

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