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Hare-esy reigns supreme

June 1st, 2012, Promulgated by Abaccio

Or, Reason number 197,286 why July 15 cannot come fast enough.

The French Road Heresy Factory (aka St. Barnyard’s), as you all know, is home to a wide variety of Diocesan-sponsored dissent, from the President on down.  Here’s the latest bit:

Each summer, the Preaching Institute (previously noted by Mike here) hosts a workshop.  While the previous two presenters were priests who were fairly noted for such presentations, this year’s presenter is a bit…different. It’s layman Mark Hare

Yes, that Mark Hare.   The same Mark Hare that has spent years pushing against the Catholic teachings on sexuality in his columns, particularly in promoting homosexual so-called marriage.  The same Mark Hare that has written numerous positive articles about the schismatic Spiritus Christi Church.  The very same Mark Hare who works for Spiritus Christi while being a parishioner at the Cathedral.  Clearly, this is exactly the sort of fellow that ought to be able to explain homiletics.  Nothing like an aging liberal layperson teaching other aging liberal laypeople how to give an illicit homily…talk about the blind leading the blind!

On a more comical note, the summer workshop in 2010 featured “a sumptuous luncheon buffet,”  while in 2011, it simply included “lunch.”  This year, it has been cut to a half-day, with no meal included.

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14 Responses to “Hare-esy reigns supreme”

  1. avatar Raymond F. Rice says:

    As “Wikipedia” would note, the following points need citations: (1)The same Mark Hare that has written numerous positive articles about the schismatic Spiritus Christi Church (2) who works for Spiritus Christi while being a parishioner at the Cathedral.

    Thanking you in anticipation of your response.

  2. avatar Scott W. says:

    As “Wikipedia” would note, the following points need citations

    You could click on the link at “Yes, that Mark Hare” and get a pretty good idea that Abaccio is on the mark.

  3. avatar Scott W. says:

    and get a pretty good idea that Abaccio is on the mark.

    Heh. An unintentional Badoom-tish!

  4. avatar Abaccio says:

    Many of the articles he has written for the Demagogue and Barnacle are no longer available online, but at least twice (April 2010 and sometime in 2007) he has written positively about Spiritus. He personally lists Spiritus Christi Church under “employers” and says, “I am a member of the Cathedral Community parish,” on his facebook page. The fact that he is involved at the Cathedral is also mentioned here:
    http://cleansingfire.org/2010/04/the-gospel-according-to-mark-hare/#comment-28802

  5. avatar Bernie says:

    “On a more comical note, the summer workshop in 2010 featured “a sumptuous luncheon buffet,” while in 2011, it simply included “lunch.” This year, it has been cut to a half-day, with no meal included.”
    That is delicious -what a hoot!

  6. avatar snowshoes says:

    Is that the March Hare you say? Why then it will be High Tea! I fear we’ve fallen through the looking glass again, Alice…

  7. avatar Raymond F. Rice says:

    Thank you all for your responses. I was thinking that the workshop would not be concentrated so much on content as it would be on format since most “talks” really are devoid of content and format. It is my opinion that a good homily should raise one’s sensitivity to scripture and its message to us. And likewise a good sermon should engage our attention, present the truths of Catholicism, and then suggest ways of implementing its message.

    What I am really tired of are the sermons and homilies that sound like they were written by some overmedicated writer at Hallmark Cards which I suspect runs a clerical homily/sermon business subscription service.
    Diclaimer; I am not related to Helen Steiner Rice, noted Hallmark Card Author.

  8. avatar militia says:

    The same Mark Hare who was the triggering factor for my finally being weaned of thinking I ever again ‘needed’ to read the Democrap and Comical, by his praise of NYS’s passing a sinful marriage law.

  9. avatar Richard Thomas says:

    And just think. St Barnyards is now established in the Diocese of Syracuse as “The” theological institute, and it’s also in Albany. Someone is doing their dastardly evil deed(s).

  10. avatar Diane Elizabeth says:

    “If this inner and critical voice has kept you safe for many years as your inner voice of authority, you may end up not being able to hear the real voice of God.” – Father Richard Rohr

  11. avatar brother of penance says:

    Anyone interested in attending the St. Bernard’s 38th Annual Otto A. Shults Lecture on July 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM to be held at the Forum in the Otto A. Shults Community Center at Nazareth College 4245 East Ave, Rochester, NY?

    Featured this year is Rev. Dr. Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp, Professor of Theology and Culture at Catholic Theological Union Chicago, Illinois.

    The lecture is entitled “DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME”:DO WHAT? A number of questions will be explored with the apparent intention of ‘leading to a re-thinking of the Eucharist’.

    On July 24, I hope to be completing my preparations to leave for the DEFENDING THE FAITH adult summer conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville scheduled for July 27-29. So I will miss this talk, its questions and its re-thinking of the Eucharist.

    If anyone attends, please let us know if in fact it is another example of, (how did Abaccio put it?)”Nothing like an aging liberal…….teaching other aging liberal(s)….…talk about the blind leading the blind!”

  12. avatar brother of penance says:

    http://www.salvationhistory.com/studies/courses/audio/lessons_of_the_early_church

    The above link will connect us to a five part series entitled:
    Lessons from the Early Church
    Listening to the Fathers Today

    Mike Aquilina, Carl Sommer and Rod Bennett will help us discover how our understanding of liturgy is shaped by what Jesus’ followers in the first centuries believed and practiced.

    Why not try this 5 part course offered by St. Paul’s Center for Biblical Theology and be assured of whether or not “the changes in the eucharist brought us closer to the ancient church or separated us from our roots”?

    It would be really interesting to compare Aquilina, Sommer and Bennett to Rev. Dr. Anthony Gittins of St. Bernard’s next Otto A. Shults lecture when the presenter and participants “re-think the eucharist”.

  13. avatar Raymond F. Rice says:

    THE REAL EMBARASSEMENT HERE IS THAT PREACHING IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SECULAR PRIESTHOOD AND VERY FEW CAN DO IT RIGHT OR EVEN WELL!!!!

  14. avatar militia says:

    How much abbreviation of the Mass is permitted in fair-weather churches? This Sunday the retired priest skipped the Gloria and the Creed, but still gave a homily. There was much allusion to the heat, as music was shortened to one or two stanzas. Is there a waiver for warm days from some of the liturgy?


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