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Why Don’t They Just “Canonize” Susan B. Anthony?

January 5th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

Below is a video starring local excommunicant, Mr. Jim Callan of Spiritus Christi church. The intention of this video appears to have been to explain an upcoming housing project that Spiritus will be undertaking on West Main Street (about time they spend some of the $20,000 weekly collections they take in… It’s not like they are paying down a mortgage since they use Protestant churches for their worship sites). However, the video quickly derails off topic and goes on and on about Susan B. Anthony. If anyone is familiar with Mr. Callan’s books (including Pioneer Priest[ess] and Can’t Hold Back the Spring), you will most likely recall that the man demonstrates a most unhealthy obsession with Susan B. Anthony. I’m surprised his little schismatic community hasn’t taken it upon themselves to canonize the woman. Maybe even name their church after her?

Enjoy if you can stomach it:


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9 Responses to “Why Don’t They Just “Canonize” Susan B. Anthony?”

  1. Sister Emily says:

    I think he is gooseing rainbows. They may have purchased the property for the housing project and cafe but I find it hard to believe the city and developer are looking to Callan to be involved in the rehab across the street. Notice twice Callan said we COULD be involved in running it. He seems to be facinated with Susan B Anthony. I just got an invite from the city today to attend a meeting about the rehab in brown square, maybe this is part of that?? Oh well its nice to see Nick Tahoes in the middle of this. Maybe they can make a buck or 2.
    Does this phantom church own property now?

  2. Anonymous says:

    YIKES! Tahous not Tahoes. SISTER EMILY

  3. Gen says:

    Oooh. A cafe. Sounds like something I'll have to try out sometime.

    Maybe I'll sell my home so I can live there, too.

  4. YIKES! Tahous not Tahoes.

    Right. Are you sure you're from Rochester, Sister 'Em? 😉

  5. Where Nick Tahous is now used to be the old Baltimore & Ohio station. FWIW.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jim Callan is the same egotistical, self-righteous bumbling boob now as he was when he was still a Roman Catholic priest. This man commands no respect, and he is hardly inspiring. He's also a terrible communicator, as evidenced by the awkwardness of his speech in front of the video. Why anyone would want to sacrifice their eternal souls to the pits of fiery damnation in support of this mentally disturbed and obsessed lunatic is beside me.

  7. Sister Emily says:

    OH MY ANNOY 11:31 AM. Well said!!

    GEN. This summer I will meet you in the new cafe and bring you a garbage plate and you can spring for the coffee.

  8. Gen says:

    Choir, I've always enjoyed visiting Rochester's various rail-transportation sites whenever I'm around. It's amazing how it all died in just about 20 years (30's-50's). However, I have a couple things from the subway – a ticket from Easter Sunday of 1936 (last year of street-car service) and a couple of other things I'm forgetting. If you ever want to see it/them, it can be arranged.

  9. Gen, Sure that would be interesting to see. I can show you my Midnight Mass ticket from Sts Peter and Paul's. If I can find it, that is. It's tucked away for safe (really safe) keeping…so safe, I can't find it.
    BTW — where that pathetic Amtrak station is now, stood the beautiful NY Central Station designed by none other that Claude Bragdon. It was patterned after Grand Central in NYC. I'll see if I can dig up a picture of it and post it.

    All those old enough can remember the RKO Palace, the Lowes, Regent, Paramount Theatres downtown. What a loss of local history and architecture and interior design. Grand staircases, oriental rugs, absolutely huge chandeliers, rocco scrolls, 12 foot Grecian statues. The only part of the RKO left is the organ (Tom Grierson, organist) which is now at the Masonic Temple. Thankfully it was saved.

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