Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

Brainwashing the Young

October 13th, 2009, Promulgated by Dr. K

Over an hour of worshiping the Lord, and this is the shot from the Mass that appears in the latest e-edition of the Catholic Courier:

Why not a picture of the children kneeling? Or hands folded in prayer? Or reciting the people’s parts while following along in their missalettes? No, this is what the Diocese of Rochester is promoting as its vision for the Catholic Church, and it happens all too often.

Nod of the miter: Ten Reasons.



11 Responses to “Brainwashing the Young”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is at St Stephen in Geneva…

    There was an article in the FL Times last week (I don't have it anymore) about the Bishop saying this Mass…he…well, I am not sure whether it was before Mass, after Mass, or during what should have been his Homily, but he told a kid, something about hampsters having guardian angels, too

    that there will tell you a bit of craziness about the place…

    such a beautiful church, too! *tear*

  2. Dr. K says:

    Bread and cup ministers… geesh.

    ~Dr. K

  3. Persis says:

    Before things get totally crazy because of the first comment, here is exactly what the Bishop said, as printed in the Catholic Courier

    "Do hamsters have guardian angels?" the earnest child asked.
    Bishop Clark chuckled before telling the child that God probably loves and protects hamsters, although he's not sure of the exact form that love and protection might take.

    All in all, not a bad answer I would say!

    Please, let's stick to what we know and not speculate about other stuff- this is how things get blown way out of proprtion!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What would we do without Persis Policeing what we say!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I don't view it as policing what we say. She's just making the point that the hamster comment was that bad.

  6. I don't view it as policing what we say. She's just making the point that the hamster comment was that bad.

    Agreed. The accompanying article in the CC is at least mildly encouraging. Although the details on the ars celebrandi are mercifully skimpy, Bishop Clark's homily seemed appropriate to the occasion. It's the picture and the mindset it reveals that rankle.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Meant wasn't that bad… D'OH!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The quote in the FL Times did not say that…I'm not sure which was a misquote

    it was something like "do hampsters have guardian angels too"

    "probably," responded the bishop

  9. Mary Kay says:

    The moral of the story, er, thread being to take everything reported in the secular press about a Catholic event with a grain of salt.

  10. Anonymous says:

    or perhaps, take everything reported in the courier with a grain of salt!

    I'm wondering if my car's tires would be slashed if i went to the Cathedral with a CF bumper sticker….hmmm

  11. Anonymous says:

    Lets try it!! We could put it on u tube!! Plus get brand new sets of tires for free.

Leave a Reply

Log in | Register

You must be logged in to post a comment.

-Return to main page-