Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Mainstream Media Couldn't Get It Right If They Tried
Poor, ignorant souls

Here's some of the article by the AP via MSNBC; (Emphasis mine)
Catholic seminarians embrace strict rules
Discipline embodies a new experiment in molding Catholic priests
By ERIC GORSKI
AP Religion Writer


DENVER - The seminarians' wallets are empty, except for driver's licenses and insurance cards. To buy cigarettes or clothes or anything else, they must ask their superiors for money — an exercise in obedience and a reminder that material things aren't important.

They have virtually no time alone, on or off campus, and are required to travel in pairs, "two by two," like Jesus' disciples. They live in a world without cell phones or personal computers, and their evenings end promptly at 10.

No Roman Catholic seminary is a resort. But few men who study for the priesthood endure the sort of rules that govern life at the Redemptoris Mater House of Formation.

Redemptoris Mater is a new experiment in molding Catholic priests who are faithful to church teaching and authority, and zealous in their desire to lead other Catholics down that same road.
A "new experiment"? We've been doing it this way for 2,000 years.

Until those wonderful new changes that were ushered in under the "spirit" of the Second Vatican Council. And we see whaaaaaaat a great success THEY'VE been. *sarcasm off*

6 Comments:

Blogger vbh said...

the "new experiment" is this guys thinking! Good grief.. when the seminaries return to what was, then God willing, more people like Eric Gorski will have their EYES OPENED!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well from that journalist's POV, it is understandable that he would call it a "new experiement." After all the Catholic Church of today was invented sometime during the 1965-1969 time period.

JP-II's "Pastores Dabo Vobis" calls for much of the good things we are seeing today in seminaries.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Old Bob said...

They could get it right if they tried . . . but they don't try.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Marigold said...

Hi,
Just wanted to give you some additional info from this seminary. There are two seminaries here in Denver. This one, the Redemptoris Mater seminary is for priests to be formed in the Neocatechumenal Way. It IS a fruit of the second Vatican council and says so in the following link. As a personal opinion, I am not a big fan of the neocatechumenal way, they do some strange things. Maybe giant hosts, if I remember correctly. They aren't very traditional and I don't think I see ANY of their seminarians at the Latin mass like I see the other seminarians. But, like the Legionaires that I have come across, they have great love of Jesus.
Here is the link.
http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/id/55

5:13 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

It is not getting it right or wrong, but bashing anything to do with priest who are not sold out to the liberal side.

As a child, my gradeschool was across the street from a major Seminary Mount St Mary. we use to watch them walk into the building in two by two with over 600 as best I can recall. It may have been more. That was in the late 1950's. I can also remember them chanting in latin which rolled down over the hills.

We have a long path to recover from the damage done not by the media, but by bishops, cardinals, and priests after Vatican II. May God have mercy on the souls of these men who led so many lost souls to a place they do not want to be for eternity. 54% vote for Obama as Catholics. That is the fruit of these men who lost their faith to liberalism and modernism. I also blame the pope's for not slamming down the lid tight when dissent first raised its head.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Marigold,
Thanks for the straight scoop. Take my word for it, I'm NO BIG FAN of neo-cats. But I'm sure you'll agree with me that I wasn't endorsing this particular seminary, as much as I was laughing at the MSM for looking upon discipline as "something new".

BTW, welcome to The Lair!

6:31 PM  

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