Thursday, August 31, 2006

Gone In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Hasta La Vista, BABY!

I've received word from a friend who lives near Ecclesiastical Ground Zero (The Chancery in Raleigh) that... oh, shall we say "a change" has taken place.

The former, with emphasis on former, president (or as they say Down South, 'the dawg with the big nuts') of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh has essentially vaporized from sight.

Just a few short days from the start of the new school year... and then zap, poof, ~ or in the immortal words of Sonny Corleone ~ 'badda-boop badda-beep badda-bang'... he's gone.

It's VERY common knowledge that Presider Dan Kenna, OFM (poster boy and champion of all things heretical, liberal, and “progressive in the Spirit of VII”) is the same guy who had students recite portions of the Consecration during a Mass.

It is also VERY common knowledge that he's the same guy who constantly preached heresy to the students, such as –

"The ‘miracle’ of the loaves and fishes was that Jesus moved the (greedy orthodox) Jews to share their food (that they were all hoarding in their tunics for fear of sharing with their hungry friends)"

"YOU bring the living water to each other" – as opposed to Christ

"The Holy Spirit didn’t descend on the Apostles at Pentecost – the Holy Spirit was already in them!"

The same guy that upon arrival at Cardinal Gibbons HS, promptly removed First Friday Eucharistic Adoration from the school calendar. After all, we wouldn’t want Catholic students to actually do anything vertical, and possibly have a profound encounter with Christ’s Real Presence.

The same Kenna, that began the opening prayer at graduation, WITHOUT the Sign of the Cross, and then went on to pray to "the God of many names, and ways of believing".

Gee... I'm missing him already, and I didn't even go to Cardinal Gibbons.

And get ready for the best part... said evaporization manifested itself after a meeting with the new sheriff in town, Bishop Burbidge (the proverbial dog with even BIGGER nuts). Kenna was gone within a single day.

Draw what conclusions you may, but one thing is for sure... someone of a decidedly liberal bend is no longer influencing young Catholic souls and minds. (Thanks be to Almighty God!)

Oh, by the way... almost 200,000 Catholics in this diocese, and the best the old bishop (Smilin' Joe Gossman) could muster is ONE high school? I have a funny feeling that things will change real, real soon.

12 Comments:

Blogger Christine said...

excellent news!
thanks for the update!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Byeeeee!!! Hopefully he's taken up an eremitic life.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

I wonder how many "lambs" went through Kenna's flock while he was their scholastic "shepherd" and how many sould may have had their faith weakened as a rsult?

8:15 PM  
Blogger Gaufridus said...

You know what would convince me that His Excellency is going to do good things is for him -- by his own authority -- to "liberate" (i.e., insist upon) the traditional Latin Mass in every one of his diocesan parishes.

He can do it. The man is a Bishop: it's his diocese. Enough with the theory about the Latin Mass never having been suppressed and that every priest has the right to say it. Let's see someone actually draw the line in the sand.

I bet -- and I'm not usually a betting man -- but I bet that if just one Bishop had the gonadal fortitude to do the right thing, other clerics and laymen would follow his example.


Pax tecum

8:35 AM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

A lot of people bemoan firm orthodox bishops as alienating the fence-sitters in the Church. So what? The sooner that the cafeteriacs leave, the better. Maybe they'll do some thinking, independent from the columns in the National Catholic Reporter, and repent?
More vertebrate bishops, please.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Not much you say that I disagree with, G. Nothing could be greater.

But we have to give credit where credit is due. Whatever the circumstances, the departure of Presider Kenna is a definate step in the right direction, wouldn't you agree?

11:49 AM  
Blogger Athanasius contra mundo said...

Great news!
It sounds like its long overdue.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Actually, the Diocese of Raleigh also recognizes St. Thomas More Academy, also in Raleigh. But that's it. You'd think Fayetteville and other areas with larger Catholic presence would also have good Catholic high schools, but it hasn't happened.

8:59 PM  
Blogger dkd3 said...

Caveman,

Thanks for the comment. Charleston is a wonderful city for many reasons, perhaps the greatest of which is its Catholicism. There is nowhere that I would have rather been converted to and formed in the faith. What parish did your wife attend?

Also, in response to gaufridus' months-old comment, the Bishop is attending the Tridentine Mass in Dunn (the only indult parish) in January. I've spoken to him about it; he's very excited to attend his first Tridentine Mass as a reigning Bishop and "sit in that chair." Quite ironically, he will be saying Mass at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh (Fr. Kenna's old parish and the home of Raleigh's Catholic LGBT ministry) the same day as he is at the Tridentine Mass. Talk about whiplash.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, with catholics like you all who needs the devil

9:16 PM  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln's Doctor's Dog said...

Fr. Kenna was an instrumental figure in my life. He was a much better Christian than many others I've met. While his tactics may be unorthodox, I believe he shepherded a stronger flock than any of the other pastors to go through the church I attended as a youth. Disagree with me if you like, but the man has lived a life of service to the church that should not be trivialized.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Dear ALDD,
Which part was instrumental? The day he stated "the God of many names, and ways of believing", or one of the many other examples of heresy listed?

6:46 PM  

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