Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Schismatic Act
And Cletus Gives Optimism a Try

Despite the poorly-worded headline,
this Chicago Sun-Times story is not about a homosexual polygamist Catholic archbishop ordaining his "husbands" as fellow bishops.

Of course it isn't. Don't be ridiculous! Things haven't gotten that bad--at least not yet.

After all, it's not like we're Anglicans.

No, no, no. This is just a story about an archbishop who previously got "married" at a Moonie mass wedding ceremony and has now taken it upon himself to ordain some other married guys as "Roman Catholic bishops."

You see, things aren't as bad as they seem at first glance. Repeat after me: "The cup is not 90% empty. It's 10% full." Now, don't you feel better?

Besides, there really is good reason for optimism as we look forward to what will likely come next for the archbishop in question, since, if memory serves,
illicit episcopal ordinations aren't very well-received by the folks at the home office in Rome.

Update: Vatican says Milingo has been excommunicated.


Blogger Doogie said...

It's not that the cup is 90% empty or that it's 10% full - it's that it's too damn big.

O for those days when churches were overflowing for fear of falling into mortal sin by not attending weekly Mass!

Maybe we can make Murphy's Law work for us here - from now on, all new church construction should be to accomodate about 10% of the current parish population. Soon our walls will be bulging again, and with people who really want to be there. That sort of zeal is contagious.

An added bonus: once orthodoxy returns, the demolition costs will be minimal for these microchurches; we may then return to some good old-fashioned Gothic spires.

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