Friday, January 11, 2008

Only Roman Protestants Need Apply
The Uncumenical Caveman strikes again
Helmet tip to the Unseen Spy

Job ID# 2289104734
Posted: January 10, 2008
Catholic Charities - SeniorLife Services
Location: Baltimore, MD
Title: Pastoral Care Associate
Type: Other
Terms: PT Employee
Experience: 0-2 years
Education: High School
Base Pay: $8.00 to $10.00 Hourly

The Pastoral Care Associate provides pastoral care to residents, family members and staff. Pastoral care includes praying for and with understanding, encouragement, and an ecumenical approach. Offers pastoral support to critically ill residents or those residents receiving hospice or comfort care as well as to their families. Carries out assigned pastoral activities e.g., Communion Services and Bible Study.
Facilitates Protestant services.

High School diploma or equivalent. Must be able to relate and work with seniors who are ill, disabled, or emotionally upset. Some computer experience/knowledge preferred.

To learn more about this position and to apply online please visit "Careers With Us" Link OR Send resume & cover letter to Kate Wesley, Human Resources Generalist, 3320 Benson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21227 OR Fax to 410-646-6629 E.O.E.

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Since when did the Catholic Church start paying people to propagate the Heresy of Protestantism?

Oh, and a measly eight to ten bucks to conduct "Communion Services", 'eh? Hey Catholic Charities of Baltimore, thanks for whoring-out The Blessed Sacrament.


Blogger Patrick said...

I think you may be reading too much into this. In order to be a heretic, one must first be Catholic. For the most part today's Protestants did not start out as Catholic and then decide to stop believing. They are uninformed and misguided - but they aren't heretics. So we have to treat them with love and compassion, especially in an environment like a hospice.

Notice also that it says "facilitate" Protestant services, not "conduct" them. This could be something as simple as making sure a room is available for the non-Catholics to gather and worship in their own way. This is common in Catholic hospitals and many Catholic colleges. Likewise many Protestant institutions make space available for Catholics to do our things.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I used the word "heresy" in light that Protestantism is oficially been designated a heresy by the Church.

I do realize that the "facilitation" as you described is common, but in light that the ad calls for an "ecumenical" approach, I wonder just how administrative the "facilitation" is really going to be.

Bottom line, no Catholic... much less a Catholic organization... should be doing anything at all to further propagate the heresy of Protestantism.

But thanks for your thought provoking comment!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

I have to agree, what is a Catholic organization doing this for? Facilitate Protestant services...why are we as Catholics worried about this???

4:58 PM  
Blogger Kasia said...

I'm pretty appalled that someone with a high school degree (or equivalent, mind you) is holding "Communion Services" and Bible studies. I don't know what the canonical requirements are to hold a communion service in a Catholic church, but I know that our deacon does it. Now, he's an ordinary minister of the Eucharist, so as long as he doesn't try to confect it, fine; and he's had to take several years at the seminary to learn more about Scripture than the average bear, but...dude, I've got more education than they're looking for, and I probably have more Bible experience than the average lay Catholic, but I wouldn't feel comfortable leading a Bible study! What if I led someone into error?!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

You're right on the money. We don't need to help in the propogation of dissenting doctorines.

I'm married to a Methodist, her congregation are wonderful people, love 'em all.

But when the rubber hits the road, they go their way and I go mine. The closest I come to help their worship is letting the War Department hold Bible study classes in our home. Hey, it's her house too and I hate sleeping on the sofa!

4:13 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Subvet I feel you're pain. My mum-in-law is an "a la carte Lutheran."

10:12 AM  

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