Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

Nod of the Miter, Smack of the Crozier

July 14th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

I’ve been a fan of Stephen Colbert for a while and, while he may not be the most conservative voice out there, he always defends the unborn, the Church, and the right to life. His shows often have a segment called “Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger,” in which he approves or disapproves of an official, an event, a political party etc . . .

Well, I got to thinking, if he can do it, why can’t we? So, thus is born a weekly article called “Nod of the Miter, Smack of the Crozier.” Obviously, a nod of the miter is a good and favorable thing. A smack of the crozier is most decidedly not.


Today finds Cleansing Fire giving out a Nod of the Miter to . . .

the priests of the Irondequoit Cluster.

These men have a lot of work cut out for them, so we must acknowledge their efforts thus far, and pray for their continued health of mind and body. A heart-felt “thank you” goes out to Frs. William Leone, Timothy Horan, Norm Tanck, Joseph Trovato and Richard Beligotti.

However, we also are giving out a Smack of the Crozier to . . .

Ray Grosswirth. What’s happened to the steady stream of entertaining videos? We in the Catholic community (Catholic, as in, “not schismatically Protestant”) rely on his videos as one relies on a flu vaccination. We need a little bit of exposure to disease to enable us to more readily fight it off. I can feel a little tickle in my throat already. Cough.

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4 Responses to “Nod of the Miter, Smack of the Crozier”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know, tell me about it. Grosswirth used to provide me with countless minutes of entertainment, both through his humorous blink-less videos and his moderately amusing heretical blog. But now, well,It's just not the same since he went over to Spiritus. I demand my entertainment!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like it.

  3. Rob says:

    I miss ol' Ray and his crazy antics. So much laughter he brought to the world is now gone. Now he's entertaining the people at Spiritus Christi.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Spiritus Christi…the Land of the Free and the Home of the Gay!

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