Thursday, April 24, 2008

*Who Needs A Bishop When You Have A Protestant Ministerette?

I recently read an ad in the diocesan paper; NC Catholics, that I found rather... oh, shall we say, disconcerting. In fact, this is twice in less than a week that I've read official notifications from official Catholic entities within the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, that have placed Protestant Ministerettes IN CHARGE of certain evolutions within this diocese.

Besides the gal who I've posted about a couple of days ago who will be taking charge of the Ministry of Imagination over at Immaculate Conception, Durham... oh, and she's the same broad who denies minor things like: Christ physically present in The Eucharist, most of the Sacraments, Papal Authority... you know, small things. We now are treated to this garbage;PATHS TO THE CENTER:

April 22, 2008 (Tues.)
9:30 am-2 pm
Description: One of the hardest part of our busy lives is making room for the time and prayers that can be centering and nourishing. You are invited to make just this kind of time to engage in some of the spiritual practices loved by many. The core practice will be walking the beautiful Avila labyrinth in addition to learning a bit more about labyrinth history and purpose as well as engaging in preparatory prayers.

Presenter: Lori Pistor, is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. She has served congregations in Durham and on the Outer Banks. Lori is a long time friend and fan of Avila. She has introduced many groups to the Center as well as often being spotted walking Avila’s paths and labyrinth.
Donation: $30
Should I even bother to bring up that all this labyrinth nonsense is, quite frankly, playing with fire. Many, if not most of you, already know this. But if you want to read up on this paganism, the good folks at give a wonderful explanation of such.

But back to how is the honchoette for this little goat-rodeo. Is she the very same Lori Pistor of the Presbyterian Church, USA who is also a signator to a lil' abomination called The North Carolina Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality - Building a movement grounded in faith, love and respect for the full human rights of members of the LGBT community. Is she?

Could she be the very same Lori Pistor who was pastor at The Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham, NC, who officially sanctioned a Sodomite Support Group for active and open homosexuals? Or as they put it:A few months ago, a group of Pilgrims who self-identify as gay or lesbian began meeting to share food, fellowship and fun. Our dinners have been so successful that we’ve decided to make our group more official.The Open and Affirming Fellowship meets monthly, usually for potluck in one of our homes.We discuss what’s going on in our lives, at Pilgrim, and in the wider world. Our get togethers are a great way to support each other and strengthen Pilgrim’s wonderful open and affirming atmosphere.All Pilgrims are welcome. Contact Susan McNair at 602-2437 if you’d like more information.I do realize that the bishop can't be everywhere and know everything that's going on... but these two ads/announcements, have far been hidden away from view. On the contrary, they're pretty much in your face. Is this REALLY the direction the bishop wants this diocese to be going? I'm starting to get that sinking feeling that Ecumenism trumps both the Sin of Sodom and pagan originated practices.

But if certain "Catholics" in this diocese are REALLY all that wound up and all atwitter over heresy, paganism and homosexuality, I'll save you the thirty Samolians that The Avila Center wants to charge you, and I'll take care of everything for half the price!

For $15, I'll send you selected writings from Martin Luther, literature from the Wiccans, and I'll totally screw you outta your money! It's a win-win situation!


Blogger little"s blog said...

hello caveman, This thing makes me loose my meals.Also makes very ill.God bless you.Jen

11:56 PM  
Blogger mig said...

Oh Brother! Speechless. I find it no great step in the great question of journalistic pundits: Why is the Catholic church dwindling?

5:46 AM  
Blogger The Rockin' Traddy said...

Yeah. I just threw up a little just then, too...

5:46 AM  
Blogger Volpius Leonius said...

So when are you going to start clubbing these people?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...


2:51 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

I thought the new bishop was going to change things?

5:26 PM  
Blogger G.I. Janet said...

I don't understand this. I just spoke last week with the priest who is the training developer for the FSSP. He told me that the Bishop of Raleigh requested a priest to train 18 of his priests in the Tridentine Mass. This was done last month I think. Doesn't sound like the kind of bishop who would take such Protepaganatholic stuff lightly.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

FAB and GIJ,
Believe me, there are more than a few of us in this diocese scratching our heads.

7:10 PM  
Blogger C said...

Dear Mr. Caveman,

I suggest writing an incredibly polite and respectful letter to his Excellency the Bishop detailing your concerns. I'm certain he will be responsive. Remember that the Bishop has an immense amount of work to do; he has decades of liturgical abuses to remedy in addition to the everyday administrative details of running a diocese. Continue to pray for him, as his work is vast and difficult.

2:11 AM  

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