Tuesday, November 09, 2010

‘Clown Mass’ priest and New Age cosmologist

The California Catholic Daily is reporting that a priest made infamous by his 2002 “Clown Mass” will team up with a New Age cosmologist for a three-night conference later this month at Christ the King parish in Pleasant Hill in the Oakland diocese.

The topic for the talks is “Who Gets Included,” and will feature Fr. Brian Joyce, pastor of Christ the King parish, and Brian Swimme, a well-known cosmologist on the faculty of the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University and a member of the graduate faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Neither of the men is particularly known for faithfulness to the magisterium.

Fr. Joyce created a worldwide stir among Catholics on Sept. 1, 2002 when he celebrated a “Clown Mass” at his parish. His homily for the Mass was entitled, “The Clown and the Cross.”

Among other things, Fr. Joyce quoted Sr. Carol Zinn, a representative for the Congregations of St. Joseph at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, who said, “If human life disappeared tomorrow, if the human race disappeared tomorrow, every other species on the planet would benefit eightfold, except for our house plants and our pets. They've been domesticated and it would take them a couple of generations, but they would come back and they would be OK.” Fr. Joyce said in his homily the comment by Sr. Zinn “was very striking to me.”

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3 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

Put them in a padded cell, lock the door, throw away the key. STAT!!!!!!
Or burn them at the stake for heresy.
Either works for me.

10:54 PM  
OpenID juscot said...

Ringling Bros., your clown has been found! Do yo really want him back?!

9:52 AM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

More like the Clown and the Cosmetologist.

Hey, birds of a feather...

3:23 PM  

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