Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Father Euteneuer Should Have Been Elected President Of The USCCB
Time to take out the trash

Nice to see SOMEONE call a spade a spade. (emphasis mine)

Priest asks Bishops to fire Golden Compass critic

The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer called on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to fire Harry Forbes for his positive reviews of immoral or anti-Catholic films.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 By Spero News - The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, today called on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to fire Harry Forbes, director of the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the Conference, for his positive reviews of immoral or anti-Catholic films on the Conference's Catholic News Service.

Father Euteneuer said, "I refuse to believe that Harry Forbes, who gave such glowing remarks to the homosexual promo film Brokeback Mountain and the atheist indoctrination flick The Golden Compass, speaks in the name of our bishops. An employee who shames our bishops with reviews of this sort should be fired. He now has a track record and is not worthy to be a public spokesperson for any Catholic let alone the national conference of bishops. I urgently ask the bishops to correct this anomaly at the headquarters and restore the dignity of the conference, which has been sullied by this man."

According to Father Euteneuer, "There seems to be a decades-old pattern of embarrassment on the part of some USCCB subordinates and other lay officials when it comes to the teachings of the Catholic Church. All too often these scandals involve matters of homosexuality. In 1987 we had the document 'The Many Faces of AIDS' which was problematic on the use of condoms, then in 1997 the scandalous document 'Always our Children' so distorted Catholic teaching that it had to be rewritten after its release."

Father Euteneuer added, "Then in December, 2005, Forbes's review of Brokeback Mountain with its original 'L' rating for 'Limited' had to be corrected and reclassified as 'O' for 'Morally Objectionable.' The bishops have been embarrassed by their staff like clockwork for almost 20 years. Now, in December 2007, the bishops have had to withdraw Forbes's review of The Golden Compass from CNS after publication. After major scandals involving homosexual clergy, do we really need their movie reviewer now tiptoeing around hostile atheism?

"Let Harry Forbes be the sign that the bishops can break the cycle of subtle and overt dissent among their subordinates. They should show him the door and require all other employees to take an Oath of Fidelity. That will separate the wheat from the chaff," concluded Fr. Euteneuer.
One thing I disagree with Fr. Euteneuer on -- individuals in place like Harry Forbes were PUT THERE TO BEGIN WITH by bishops who are like minded. If there's going to be a slamming of Harry Forbes, there needs to be an even greater slamming of the Lavender Mafia in the hierarchy.


Mark from Dominican Idaho sends word that there has simply been "a replacing of one bad review with an even worse one".

As Mark shows us; (Mark's comments in black)
'Compass': Challenging believers to articulate faith, values
By Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP

Others, such as Donna Frietas and Jason King, admit to Pullman's atheism in their book "Killing the Imposter God," but think he employs feminist and liberation critical theology in his writings, and that using these lenses reveals truth rather than denies it.
Yeah, spelling words right reveals truth... Sr. Rose ends with:

To "just say no" is not a valid option in today's media world.

I beg to differ. I say no to pornography and a host of other aberations with which there is little reason to subject myself to, and every reason not to. Sister seems to have forgotten that our Lord to whom she is vowed taught the "custody of the eyes." - for it is by them that the filth enters the heart. time for some sweeping.


Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Lavender Mafia + Modernist Secular Relativism + Moral Cowardis + Latidudinarian Acommodation = The Great Apostacy.

Hold on to your hats, Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst is yet to come.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

check it out. they pulled the bad review and replaced it with a worse one.


see the sister Rose Pacatte article linked there.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Marigold said...

humph....they should have used the review by Archbishop Chaput of Denver. He said the movie was bad. Just bad, even for a movie.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

She is anathema!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

"I refuse to believe that Harry Forbes.....speaks in the name of our bishops..."

God love him but the good Father doesn't get out much, does he?

6:22 AM  
Blogger 318@NICE said...

Does it suprised anyone, seeing that the "Cosmic Christ" will just evolve everything unto him one day?


8:45 AM  
Blogger Tom S. said...

I seem to remember some guy a long time ago saying something about drowning and a millstone and leading children to sin...

Do you think Sister, or the USCCB remember who that guy was?

9:47 AM  
Blogger Kasia said...

I'm praying for Fr. Euteneuer to be named the next Archbishop of Detroit. Mind joining in that prayer? We really need someone with his kind of spine...

1:11 PM  
Blogger Leticia said...

Kasia, I second that motion!
In response to the controversy surrounding the USCCB's withdrawn review of "The Golden Compass", as well as Harry Forbe's review of "Brokeback Mountain", five Catholic bloggers have created a group blog called, "Catholic Media Review" . CMR which attempts to create a reliable site for those who wish to evaluate various forms of media in the light of the Magesterial teaching of the Church, and with special regard for parent's needs to protect the innocence of their children.
Two of these bloggers, Happy Catholic, and Causa Nostrae Laetitiae were mentioned by the National Catholic Register last February as sources of Catholic film criticism. I write reviews for Mercatornet, and have had my reviews posted online at Reuters, USA TODAY, and various TV news sites.
I hope you find Catholic Media Review a useful site.

8:55 PM  

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