Monday, May 25, 2009

Tell Me More , Tell Me More
More fun and games at St. Mary's

Helmet tip to the Mig Fighter

At one of our alleged Catholic schools here locally, they had a nice little concert in the church proper (which, by the way, has officially been declared a Shrine). The kiddies all sang a nice little medley from the musical Grease.

Specifically, from the song Summer Nights. Here's some of the lyrics from that particular song. Keep in mind this was sung from the altar itself, with Christ still in the Tabernacle. Did you get very far?

Tell me more, tell me more!

Did she put up a fight?


He was sweet, just turned eighteen.

Tell me more, tell me more!

Well, she was good. You know what I mean!

Tell me more, tell me more!
Ahhh... a Catholic school education. Nothin' beats it.

I've posted about the garbage going on at St. Mary's under the 'leadership' of Father Bob. Click here, here and here.


Blogger DR said...

Off the subject, but Happy Memorial Day and thank you for your service to our great Republic.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Al said...


Last I looked, even though I love the movie, the music from Grease isn't exactly on the list of approved music for a concert to be held in a Catholic Church. But given that Church's track record, I'm not surprized.

PS How old were these kids singing this? I am having this nightmnare that these were grade school kids doing it, which would only make it even worse, if possible.

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


Middle Schoolers. Sad, ain't it?

7:56 AM  
Blogger Smiley said...

I don't understand why plays have to be put up inside church. They do this in our church too in Canada. I attended one and then stopped. Church is specifically for prayer and the mass. All these plays and talent shows can be held in the church hall, in the absence of the church hall, put up a tent in the parking lot and have it there. BUT NOT IN THE CHURCH.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

From one of your links: Obama icons painted on Catholic school students' faces? Good way to lose tax exempt status for blatant support of a political candidate on Church property.

Of course the potentially negative effect on those children's souls outweighs any mere financial considerations due to loss of tax exempt status.

IMHO, the Catholic Church is in a state of de facto schism, but we are right now looking at this as an "Emperor has no clothes situation."

11:47 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

Was this part of the sex edu... indoctrination? What in the hell (literally) are they teaching these kids? Millstones all around, I tell you.

12:11 PM  
Blogger nypd green said...

Well, here you have it folks! Business as usual in the Cape Fear deanery! I received an E-mail about this 'production' several days ago and was putting off writing a blog on it. I was severely struggling with writing something as charitable as you did, VSC. I also heard that the Principal actually addressed the fact that of Christ being in the Tabernacle by saying that Father Bob wanted Him to enjoy the children. I guess Jesus loves seeing preteens sing promiscuous songs with suggestive body posturings.
We went through something like this several years ago in the deanery's other 'Catholic' school when they wanted to perform a Beatles concert on the Altar. Those of us who spoke out against such an offensive gesture were ostracized and ridiculed for our efforts as the pastor was completely indifferent to our concerns. This same sort of persecution goes on under Father Bob's flock, which is why with the exception of a few, you'd be hard pressed to find a Catholic true to the Magesterium in these schools. I guess the goal for the parents of these kids gleefully attending and participating in the antics at St. Mary's, is Notre Dame University in the upcoming decade.

...and the kicker is, they really think this is true Catholicism.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Smiley said...

I would think that say you really want to sing at the altar, how about sung vespers for the youth? in Latin too.
No...why not Fr progressive?? is that too traditional or do you think the kids don't want to hear that.
The kids are longing for real truth not the washed down nonsense.

sorry im in a real foul mood today i just read the entire irish child abuse report and im angry and hurt and sick

3:12 PM  
Blogger Al said...

"Middle Schoolers. Sad, ain't it?"

Sad isn't the word.

I remember some years ago when Loras was hosting a mock trial competition. The Prof at Loras was told by the Campus chaplain that she couldn't use the Rohlman Hall St. Pius X Chapel. She went ahead & did so anyway. When he found out that they were in there, Fr. O'Coonor went in, took out the Eucharist & moved it to another chapel. Even though he knew what was right, she undermined him, with no consequences on her part.

Sadly, it was that lack of support from the Hill that caused him to ask to be transfered. Unfortunately his replacement isn't so good. Yes, he did start up regular Eucharistic adoration during the school year. But it is only for "Catholic Identity" PRpurposes only. He supports gay marriage & allowed St. Pius X Chapel to be converted into an ecumenical chapel.

I don't think that he realizes that while he started the Eucharistic Adoration for the wrong reasons (PR only), in the end it will end up defeating his attempts to undermine orthodox Catholicism.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Did ANYONE reort this to the bishop so he cannot claim ignorance somewhere down the road when things get worse?

7:14 AM  
Blogger BigPin said...

We've been in Wilmington 5 years, and I used to feel bad that we couldn't afford to send the kids to St. Mary's. Not feeling so bad now! We left St. Mary's last year because we didn't want our #2 receiving 1st Communion there or our #3 being baptised by Bob. Of course now we attend Catholic Idol Musical with no kneelers so we're not really any better off. Any chance of Padre Bob being reassigned to some Spanish speaking locale?

9:57 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

FAB, you will hear far more bitching and moaning about the state of our deanery, than you will see actual follow through on the parts of those who witness these abuses. My wife and I have taken concerns and written letters to the diocese hierarchy whenever we see abuses. We have a reputation down here for doing so. Those who tend to approach their faith like we do, tend to get on the horn with us(usually my wife) with their concerns, but rarely do they follow through with our advice to put it in writing. St. Peter is gonna be asking them to show the scars they earned for the Church and all they'll have to show is good intentions.

How is this generation going to produce martyrs if we are even afraid of a little social martyrdom?

10:17 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

God bless you and your wife! Keep up the good fight.

12:17 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

Thanks FAB, keep us in your prayers. I'll be doing the same.

BigPin, don't feel bad about not sending your children to one of the 'Catholic' 'Learning Centers'. You are making sound judgement in their spiritual development by keeping them out of these 'Dog and Pony' shows that masquerade as Catholic schools. These schools are not environments for fostering vocations and strengthening the foundation of the Church. They are sanctuaries from the public schools for non and lukewarm Catholics. Catholics true the Magesterium need not apply.

Keep the faith.

12:10 PM  

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