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A Taste of What’s Coming

August 8th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

I happened upon this image and thought instantly, “Gee, that’s what it’s going to look like when Bishop Clark leaves the chancery the last time in 2012.”

There’s hope, friends. We’ve reached the “less-than-two-year” mark. We’ve lasted this long, we’re not going to knuckle-under now. Our seminarians are solid, the orthodox Catholics are thriving while the heterodox are dwindling or staying static, and the Holy Father is slowly but surely enacting, piece by piece, the Reform of the Reform. Personally, I wouldn’t mind switching that term to “Reform of the Rebellion.”

So here’s to 2012! May it come quickly and relatively painlessly, for all parties. Pray for the Pope, pray for Bishop Clark, and pray for his successor.

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15 Responses to “A Taste of What’s Coming”

  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    I jusst have a feeling he is not going down without a fight. i can’t imagine he will simply let someone else destroy all the actions he has done to destroy the church. And that’s assuming his replaement will be someone who is orthoxox enough to dismantle his web of destruction.

  2. avatar Monk says:

    The only thing missing from the picture is all the DoR staff running down the driveway behind his car!

  3. avatar curmudgeon says:

    Like there are any priests at the Diocesan offices that have their blacks!

  4. I jusst have a feeling he is not going down without a fight.

    He’s already “fighting.” Witness the accelerated parish closures and his recent targeting of St. Anne and St. Thomas the Apostle, two of the last tradition-friendly parishes in the diocese. He’ll move on Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph at some point in the next two years. What you can guarantee, though, is that once he’s gone, he’ll be virtually airbrushed from the history of the diocese. There will be no Bishop Clark High School, no Matthew Clark Cultural Center. The best and most likely aftermath of this disastrous episcopate will be to forget him and to rebuild.

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    But if he continues to live in the diocese afdter his retrirement, he will ALWAYS be available to go to somw parish or group to keep the stench alive. Hopefully, the new bishop will take him to the woodshed, read him the riot act and tell him his wings are clipped and he cannot speak at any meeting or group unless the real bishop is in attendence.

    I would not trust him at his word. He has said one thing and then done whatever he wanted to do.

  6. avatar SR. EMILY says:

    I pray when he leaves, he leaves in good health. If he needs assitance I am sure he would be welcome at the Prebyterian home. I do not think he will want to stay in Rochester after his retirement and watch our new Bishop undo what he has done.

    RICH, bite your tongue! Move OLV. There would be so much kicking and screaming i don’t think it could happen. Oh yeah wait a minute, we have said that before haven’t we?

  7. avatar SR. EMILY says:

    SORRY ! PRESBYTERIAN. ( i think)

  8. avatar Anonymous says:

    Many of the big names in the DOR will be retiring at about the same time due to age.

  9. avatar Gretchen says:

    I do not wish him any ill-will. I wish him an early retirement in the Florida Keys. (Or Hawaii. Or Australia…!)

  10. avatar Anonymous says:

    And few people to perpetuate the heresy!

  11. avatar Mike says:

    I do not wish him any ill-will. I wish him an early retirement in the Florida Keys. (Or Hawaii. Or Australia…!)

    I’m reminded of this exchange from Fiddler on the Roof …

    TOWNSPERSON: Rabbi, is there a blessing for the czar?

    RABBI: Yes, my son, there is: May the Lord bless and keep the czar … far, far away!

  12. avatar Louis E. says:

    It can’t be assumed that his resignation will be swished out of the Vatican in-basket on the day itself,because that is very rare.I hope he’s not going to play games like Gumbleton and delay sending in the letter.

  13. avatar Anonymous says:

    How long did Gumbleton go before he was made to step down?

  14. avatar Louis E. says:

    Gumbleton was allowed a year before they extracted the required letter offering his resignation rather than saying he wanted to stay on,and it was promptly accepted.

  15. avatar Anonymous says:

    Thanks Louis,

    It would be even more trajic if that were allowed to happen in Rochester.


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