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Funny remark Bishop Casey made once

September 9th, 2009, Promulgated by Choir

St. John the Evangelist in Greece was the first church in the DoR built after the Second Vatican Council. Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence B. Casey was called upon to bless this new-fangled looking church. He is reported to have said, after having looked around the church, “. . . do I bless it or launch it. . .?



6 Responses to “Funny remark Bishop Casey made once”

  1. Dr. K says:

    That ridiculous cement tree mosaic/sculpture inside the sanctuary needs to go. It is a ugly monstrosity. Knock it down and put the tabernacle there. Then you'd have a Catholic church.

    ~Dr. K

  2. Ben Anderson says:

    My wife and I went there once when we got duped by daylight savings time and nearly missed sunday mass. They have a later mass there, so that's where we went (we didn't know about OLV yet). I really couldn't believe it when I saw it – it's just amazing that someone would think it was a good idea. And to top it off they had a lay homilist who spent 15 minutes asking for money and how much God has blessed him for the money he gave and shouldn't everyone do the same? That's when I really started to question my decision to become Catholic. Fortunately we found OLV or rather she found us 🙂

  3. Gen says:

    They should have just expanded the original church. I personally do not enjoy worshiping inside a Soviet Missile Silo.

    At least the tabernacle is "sort of" visible. Then again, a friend of mine told me that one of the head "Campus Ministers" at a local high school called it . . . brace yourself . . . "the Jesus Box."

    No joke.

  4. Sed says:

    The old church was fairly small, but I think it could have been done. It certainly would have been better than to allow it to become a cellphone shop and now an empty building which could be razed at some point.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The old church actually has historical status and will not be torn down any time soon.

  6. Gen says:

    It's a shame that it's just sitting there empty and hollowed out for commerce. Truly a travesty.

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