Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

"I Didn't Leave The Church, The Church Left Me."

Thus says ex-Msgr. Dale Fushek, founder of Life Teen, Vicar General of Phoenix under the discredited Bishop O'Brien, registered sex-offender, and excommunicant. Right, the Church, led by the mean Thomas Olmstead left him. It had nothing to do with his own misconduct, his complicity with the problems under O'Brien, or the fact that he started his own Protestant style church with a married ex-priest. He does admit one fault, that he tried too hard to be one of the guys. Well, he did end up as one of a different set of guys; heretics and schismatics--though definitely not the a-team.

Can't you just see Simon Magus writing a book, "Hey, I Just Wanted To Give The Apostles A Tip". Or Arius, "Why Christology From Below Is Important To Me". Or Luther, "Can I Help That I Am Smarter Than The Pope And 1500 Years Of Saints?"

Face it Dale, you left the Church the moment you decided to do things your own way, which was evidently long before the founding of the Praise and Worship Center.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Where Is The Reinhard Heydrich Action Figure?

I found a place that actually sells action figures of these murderous bastards. Funny, they don't have ones of Heydrich, Hitler, or Mengele. I guess murder is OK if you do it for 'the people'. (Oh, and they also sell ones on Barry and Michelle. Must be anticipatory like the Peace Prize.)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour Checklist.

Earth Hour is on us again. Here is a helpful checklist so that you get the most out of this important event:

1-Purchase Styrofoam tableware.
2-Adjust the thermostat inverse to the prevailing temperature and open the windows to get a nice cross-breeze.
3-Drive your SUV mindlessly around town. (If you don't own one, rent one.)
4-Use extra paper towels.
5-Turn on all the lights that you have access to. (Just pretend the little critters from "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" are in your house.)
6-Flush the toilet every 5 minutes; twice every five minutes if you have on of those low flow jobs.

I am planning to light up our church complex so that it will be visible from space!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Open Discussion.

Does anyone else thing that the lack of vocations may be partially correlated to a lack of stability on the part of parish clergy? Did the introduction of terms for pastors hamper their ability to foster vocations among young people in their parish? Has anyone noticed a correlation between long term pastors and vocations, especially to the diocesan priesthood?

Let me know your opinion in the combox.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Richtsteig Principles Of Political Discorse.

No political speech involving a drum should be taken seriously or even tolerated.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not News.

Hans Kung issues new book attacking Church. News would be Hans Kung issuing a book supporting the Church. BTW, can someone please explain to me why Kung's opinions do not qualify as the, "obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and Catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same"?

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Take That Hippies!

The government shouldn't tell us what light bulbs to use.

Disparate Questions.

Primus--Since the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change is sending out ambassadors, I wonder if I can treat them like the Mouth of Sauron? I am thinking of the movie version, but book style would be OK too.

Secundus--Should Catholic clergy today be referred to as the Black Thumb Society?

Tertius--Should folks who had to listen to "Ashes" today be dispensed from their remaining penance as a matter of justice?

Quartus--Can I secede my church grounds from Ogden City?

Monday, March 07, 2011

Great, I Live In "Big Brotherville".

This gives me the creeps and doesn't at all may me feel safer. Not that I particularly want to feel safer. (Nor do I like agreeing with the ACLU.)

OGDEN — Police in Ogden could be watching you more often.

The agency is building a "real time crime center," which will integrate security cameras from private businesses and government buildings.

Critics may call it a case of "Big Brother," but police say it'll help reduce crime.

"We've had cameras up for years. This is just finding a way to use them a little better," said Ogden Police Chief John Greiner.

Currently, 180 cameras keep an eye on the city of Ogden. Officers watch the footage from a room inside police headquarters.

Soon, they could have access to hundreds of additional cameras.

Greiner says he's working with the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority to include feeds from their cameras. Police will also approach business owners who have outside cameras.

Footage taken from its new crime blimp, set to launch this spring, will also be fed into the crime center.

Ooooo, a crime blimp--even more Orwellian. (Read the rest here.)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Please Keep Your Dirty Leftist Hands Off My Liturgical Season.

After having read this, I am getting in my SUV to buy Styrofoam cups and stock up on incandescent (i. e. real) light-bulbs. Lent is about becoming a better Christian, not a better Gaia-worshiping socialist.

(Just waiting for the trolls to take the bait and tell me that being a better Christian means being a better Gaia-worshiping socialist.)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011