"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Please pray for Mark Shea ...


Apparently Mark Shea will be braving the cold and coming to St. Paul for a debate tonight.  Seriously - he is walking into an extremely hostile environment ...

It will certainly be an interesting, if not confrontational exchange, especially since the parish wherein the debate takes place has for it's pastor the Rev. John Echert, a former professor at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose position on the subject of conversion of the Jews cost him his job at the University of St. Thomas:


That response also cost me my tenured position at our seminary and Catholic university. When I returned from the desert and was released from active duty, I was not allowed back into the classroom. I was falsely accused of being “anti-Semitic” by a bishop and a rabbi but I refused to retract my statement. In the end the controversial document Reflections on Covenant and Mission was dumped, as was I. But divine providence rescued me to become pastor of churches at which we offer Tridentine Masses daily. - JP Echert

God is good.

Good luck Mark.

h/t Badger

8 comments:

  1. I think he did a debate with Gary Voris at one of those a few years ago. He knows what's up.

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    1. If it's anything like the Voris/Shea debate was, this will be quite the Jerry Springer-ish evening.

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  2. Haha! Jerry Springer - Oh please - some one needs to film it.

    It should be civil - I'm sure. Most in attendance should be armed.

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  3. I pray that Mark Shea gets his butt kicked. He is a self centered man, who preaches the gospel according to Shea rather than the gospel according to Jesus Christ. It's time he be humbled.

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  4. Fr. Echert was telling us that story at a recent AOTM. Seems like the response against him was a bit hypersensitive.

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    1. I recall when it happened - it was pretty severe. The Bishop is now in another diocese. It was a time when some of the more traditional priests were treated rather badly. Echert is a faithful priest, a good man. Military chaplains are among the best priests ever.

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  5. Wow, I'd better go google this. I thought we were supposed to evangelize EVERYONE. And I heartily, HEARTILY agree about the military chaplains. Salt of the earth they are. So happy that this exists now: http://www.milarch.org/site/c.dwJXKgOUJiIaG/b.6287817/k.290A/Archdiocese_for_the_Military_USA.htm

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