Monday, September 04, 2006

From The 'Smoke Of Satan' Files...
I'm not smart enough to make this stuff up

OK to join Communists, Vietnamese Bishop tells young faithful. A Vietnamese bishop has told a gathering of 60,000 young people that they have the right to join the Communist Party provided their faith is not threatened. Double-Speak Of The Year award winner. Here's a new one for the inculturati... the Viet-Cong Mass. Can I be the Minister of Punji-Sticks?

Hindu “Mass” Sparks Violent Altercation in Toronto Churchyard. Father D’Sa intoned the words “Our Father” four times. The response each time was the mantra “Hare Krishna”; towards the end of the prayer, the mantra was repeated over and over. If this is the "Springtime of The Church", I'd hate to see winter.

RC parish welcomes "womenpriest" St. Joan of Arc parish of Minneapolis MN is sponsoring a “Eucharist Celebration” offered by Regina Nicolosi – one of six women who in June of this year claim – contrary to church doctrine - to have received sacramental ordination in the Roman Catholic Church. In other news from St. Joan of Arc parish, a retreat for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender members of the congregation is being planned. And let's not forget that this particular parish is officially part of the Diocese of Minneapolis. Gee, I wonder why they haven't been shut-down yet? Hmmm.....

15 Comments:

Blogger Athanasius contra mundo said...

OUTRAGEOUS!
Its bad enough when laypeople declare that its ok to be a commie and a Catholic, but its infuriating to hear a BISHOP making that statement.
Whatever happened to you cannot serve both God and Mammon?

11:55 AM  
Blogger SleepyBob said...

Outrageous? Not at all, if there is a separation of Church and State and the individual can pratice his/her faith without interference by the State.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Gaufridus said...

'RC parish welcomes "womenpriest"'

How is this even possible?


God help us

11:53 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Sleepy,
You're missing the point. No one is talking about seperation of church & state, here.

Just a gentle nudge.... here is a case of a so-called "Catholic" telling Catholic youth that they can join the Communist Party. I suggest you read up some on Cardinal Kung and Cardinal Mindszenty

3:25 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

We need some new Bishops...pronto

7:54 PM  
Blogger Angry Orthodox said...

What is going on in the church when Bishops have running a pedophile ring, circle-jerks, exiling and silencing orthodox priests, and giving acceptance to communism? Wassup with dat?

8:23 PM  
Blogger SleepyBob said...

No, I don't think I'm missing the point. You said, "here is a case of a so-called "Catholic" telling Catholic youth that they can join the Communist Party."

....IF it does not interfere with their Catholic faith.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Sleepy,
You are missing the point. By definition, Catholicism and communism are incompatable.

My it's very nature, communism "interferes" with Catholicism.

Like I posted earlier, just ask Cardinals Kung and Mindszenty

12:28 PM  
Blogger rhonda lugari said...

Some needed good news:

Here is the response from the Archdiocese's office in the matter of St. Joan of Arc:

Dennis

Let me assure you that Virginia Nicolosi, who claims she's a priest because she was "ordained" by some "bishop" of a breakaway schismatic group, on a boat in the St. Lawrence Seaway, will not be celebrating the Eucharist at St. Joan of

Arc or any other parish within this Archdiocese. Archbishop Flynn has communicated directly to her that she IS NOT a priest of the Holy Roman Catholic church and, in fact, has violated Church law.

Let me take a minute to briefly describe how this rumor about Ms Nicolsoi celebrating the Eucharist at St. Joan of Arc got started and has taken on a life of its own. One of the parish volunteers at St. Joan of Arc inserted the news of this upcoming "Eucharistic celebration" by Ms. Nicolosi into the St. Joan of Arc parish bulletin. Worse yet, it was written in such a way that the reader would assume it would take place at St. Joan of Arc. In fact, I thought so myself when I first saw it earlier this week. However, that is not the case. Her event is not taking place in any church but rather at Normandale Junior College in Bloomington in a space she and her followers have rented.

Neither the pastor of St. Joan of Arc, nor the associate pastor, had read the bulletin before it was distributed. They have both been spoken to about this and have agreed to carefully proof it and henceforth approve all of its content. They have also agreed to issue a renunciation of the story about Ms. Nicolosi and her "celebration".

The centuries old laws of the Church regarding ordination to the priesthood have not, we can assure, changed one iota.

Thanks for your faithfulness in bringing this to our attention and giving us a chance to set the record straight. Please share these facts with others in your parish or among your associates who may be disturbed by this matter.

Dennis McGrath
Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

9:31 PM  
Blogger SleepyBob said...

....but, communism does not have to interfere with one's practice of the Catholic Faith.

I would agree that historically speaking, communist governments have interfered in Church business.
Democratic governments have also interfered in Church business. But it does not have to be that way.

PS: I am not a communist.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

....but, communism does not have to interfere with one's practice of the Catholic Faith.

By definition, it does. Comunism denies the existence of God. And do I reallyhave to post countless Church teachings against totalitarianism/communim?

I would agree that historically speaking, communist governments have interfered in Church business.
Democratic governments have also interfered in Church business. But it does not have to be that way.


That is a very relativistic comment. What was it the pope said about the "dictatorship of relativism"?


PS: I am not a communist.

But you defend comunism

12:09 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Sleepy,
In addition to what Vir said, communism is in opposition to the Church's teaching on the dignity of the person, on rights to private property, on allegiance to the state vs. loyalty to the Church (how many Chinese bishops -- who probably love their country -- are in prisons due to not compromising their Catholic faith and adopting the communist philosophy?), to name just a few.

12:01 AM  
Blogger SleepyBob said...

SB:I would agree that historically speaking, communist governments have interfered in Church business.
Democratic governments have also interfered in Church business. But it does not have to be that way.

VSC:That is a very relativistic comment. What was it the pope said about the "dictatorship of relativism"?

VSC, there is relativism within the Catholic Church. The Pope talks the talk, but from what I've seen he does not walk the walk.

7:06 AM  
Blogger SleepyBob said...

Altar Boy:

I cannot, nor do I choose, to debate your points on this blog, It would take up too much space. I will only say that China is not, nor ever has been, a Catholic/Christian country. The Catholic Church and Christianity in general, would find opposition no matter what government was in power in China.

Thanks for the come back though.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

there is relativism within the Catholic Church. The Pope talks the talk, but from what I've seen he does not walk the walk.


To a certain degree, I agree with you, Bob.

8:28 AM  

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