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Goodness Gracious

June 16th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

WARNING: “I’m an Orthodox Catholic So Deal With It!” Rant Ahead

I’ve seen a couple (literally) of comments here that show some discontent at the title and content of “Six Jerks in a Jeep.” Let’s just recall the following points, shall we?

  • Bishop Matthew Clark is, as I have said, a very noble and charitable person, and a more-than-able minister for the Catholic Church. However, he lets his political views interfere with that. The only “jerk” here is the one which thrust him from relative orthodoxy in the 60’s and 70’s into the liberalism of the present.
  • Joan Sobala has said the following things: “Priests dance to my tune.” “What Rome says doesn’t matter – we have our own norms.” “Orthodoxy is subversive.” “We need ‘people music.'” “Go fertilize another parish.” “I am the absolute authority in this matter.” “I am your Good Shepherd.” “I have been ready and willing to be ordained to the priesthood for thirty years.” “When women are ordained, I will be right there.” Verdict: more “jerky” than most. If anyone disagrees with this, they obviously have not experienced her first hand.
  • Fr. Hart is, in the words of several, ordained and not, a “snake in the grass.” A member of the St. Anne Church Parish Pastoral Council emailed me last year and recalled how he said, “This whole thing is not the bishop’s fault. It’s yours for not providing vocations to the priesthood from this parish. How many men have been ordained from your parish? None.” Verdict: more “jerky” than most.
  • The others gave Rome quite a jerk when they broke away and got themselves excommunicated. Excommunication is a testament to being a liturgical/theological jerk/bully.

If I have breached anyone’s thin skin, I apologize. However, I should ask quite humbly that you consider the horrible way these people have treated Holy Mother Church and reflect. Being called “jerky” would rate about a 1 out of 10 on the scale of inappropriate comments. Saying that women should be ordained by the end of an episcopate: that’s a 10. Now, if you will permit me a break, my back has developed quite a pain from all those jumping on it and riding me into the corral of political correctness. I shall not be harnessed.


5 Responses to “Goodness Gracious”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The truth shall always prevail.

    Note to Buffalo Road: Read it and weep!

    1125 Days

  2. Anonymous says:

    Even Ray Grosswirth would have to admit that you what you have said is true. Well done!

  3. Anonymous says:

    All of your points are well taken. Yes Yes.I can't wait for a new Bishop. He has performed badly. He must answer to that some day, as you to calling him names. Can you imagine those you have identified as "jerks" standing before our Lord on judgement day ??
    Dont be standing there with them!!

    ok I am ready!! FIRE!!!

  4. Gen says:

    I plan to stand well away from that crowd. 😉

    Thanks for your well-articulated summary. It's precisely what I was hoping for.

  5. Ted says:

    I love the site, keep up the great work.


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