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Talk Retirement with Bishop Clark

March 16th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

Bishop Clark’s mandatory retirement is quickly approaching, as the counter at right would indicate. The bishop’s retirement tour appears to be gearing up during his final year as shepherd of the Diocese of Rochester. Peace of Christ parish, a community which contains three churches in the city east and Irondequoit, is hosting a special discussion with the bishop entitled “Rome, Rochester and Retirement.” As part of this fireside chat, the bishop will discuss his hopes and dreams for the diocese (we already know that — just read his book Forward in Hope) as well as his plans for after retirement (much more interesting).

If anyone would like to attend to learn more about the above, here is the information:

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4 Responses to “Talk Retirement with Bishop Clark”

  1. anonymous says:

    I can’t bring soup, but maybe a bottle champagne…

  2. Simon says:

    Sorry I cannot attend. I have to wash my hair that day.

  3. Ben Anderson says:

    This coming from someone who can’t even laugh at a joke? Seriously – lighten up!

  4. Ben Anderson says:


    to quote wiktionary:

    To strike heavily.
    He bashed himself against the door.
    The thugs kept bashing the cowering victim.
    To collide.
    Don’t bash into me with that shopping trolley.
    To criticize harshly.

    a couple people made some harmless jokes about not going to see our bishop talk about

    1) his experience at Rome (while he was studying during V2) where he’s known for his hermeneutic of rupture,

    2) his experience as bishop of Rochester where he’s known for promoting progressivist causes (women priests, homosexual agenda, religious syncretism) while squelching traditional Catholicism (is there such a thing as non-traditional Catholicism?)

    3) the bishop’s hope and dreams for his retirement (which is just plain scary).

    again – my point is lighten up! Go listen to Sr. Joan or Sr. Pat (president of St Bernard’s) talk about traditional Catholicism (one of the tenents of the Faith is Tradition) and the language they use to describe it. Then come back and hold us to the those same standards. Why is it ok to outrightly bash our Pope, our Faith, and our ancestors, but it’s not ok to innocently poke fun at those who wish to completely destroy the former?

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