Saturday, February 28, 2015

That's Banter!



What's your news, gossip (there is a difference-- Janet!) latest whim,fancy, rant or rave? Keep it clean (relatively) safe, sane (again, relatively) keeping the lines between fact, fiction and fantasy clear (relatively). 





27 comments:

  1. This is the truth, you can't make this stuff us: The Sand Pit boys and girls at the Flower (the Eponymous one) are now doing, without pretence or any suggestion of niceness, the 'Full Mudabor-in-the-Nude!'.TM

    They want Rabbi Bergoglio that 'faggot' Argentinian Jew dead and now is not soon enough. They want Burke to be proclaimed and crowned officially as Pius XIII with a battalion of prancing FFI doing the accompanying liturgical moon walk routines along with Tancred on thurible, Jacobi on worry beads and the durable duo of Lynda and Susan in the segregated female section of the schola! TM.

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    1. Lynda and Susan will obviously be wearing burqas.

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  2. I have most of the characters and references in line here.... I can't seem to find a history on Reynaldo... is he a figure of speech or a real person??

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    1. I'm only one of the many readers so this is just a guess on my part. I think "Reynaldo" represents all those hot and young but dumb as a bag of doorknob creatures, clerical or lay, who end up being His Excellency's or Father's secretary and/or MC and/or driver and/or housemate and/or confidant. Example: in a Diocese not so long ago and not that far away, a cute young thing with blond highlights and a comely appearance but with the theological, liturgical, and literary credentials and qualifications of playground sand (oh and do I have to mention a taste for booze and a liking for clerical dinner-drinking parties?) was appointed all-of-the-above to the Ordinary. (Do I have to add that said all-of-the-above was a young alumnus like the Ordinary of a famous Pontifical Dance Academy?) When one of the senior Fathers of the Diocese asked the Monsignor known to have placed the young dumb all-in-one, "What in the world possessed you to name THAT to such a position?" the Monsignor replied immediately: "Once I knew what His Excellency was looking for, the choice was clear."

      I think "Reynaldo" represents all of those lovely to look at empty cassocks trained you know where who, despite the vocation shortage, seem to be in ample supply.

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    2. What a perfect description! There is just such a Blondie being groomed for these positions in Rochester as +Sal's right hand boy. Reynaldo indeed!

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  3. Referring to a Catholic Herald article largely critical of George Pell, here's yet another piece from Lard Ass the Sybarite's cache of limp wristed rationalizations for his self-indulgence at the expense of the Supine Lizard Brains. This one is his excuse for 'up grades' on his now very regular 'This-one's-on-Me-my-View-for-a-While'. His remarks are in the square brackets. Get the bit about 'age' when it's all about the sheer metric volume of Lard.


    "He travels business class, too. As he should. [Exactly. When he hits the ground, he has to hit the ground running. I fly a good deal and, as I get older, the economy cabin is harder and harder to take for long flights.]"

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  4. Take a look at HoneyWhiskers . . . well, if that's WAY TOO PENITENTIAL, take a read at HoneyWhiskers.

    He's just posted a rerun, which he says echoes brilliant ideas he had way back in the 1980s when he was still as you put it so nicely utterly null and absolutely void.

    http://liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com/2015/02/arcic-and-october-synod.html

    What's interesting to me is he talks about "Pope Francis' Catholic Church".

    Hmmm so what does that mean? Maybe he's finally opting out for Cardinal Burke's Catholic Church? Maybe he'll take his fellow really still an Anglican Cipolla with him who over at Rorate likens the current pontificate to the Soviet Union.

    Why did these idiots "come over" in the first place? They obviously want to create their own church. Why not just go do it and leave the rest of the Catholic world alone the way you found it. Did God really appoint you to remodel a church you didn't belong to in the first place?

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    1. I think that Honey Whiskers and Bitter Onions became Catholic because of the guaranteed paychecks and pensions associated with being a Catholic priest.

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    2. Anon @10:49, you are not wrong at all. It was so convenient for that lot play pretends at becoming Catholic. They really didn't have to change one bit; they dragged with them and their camp followers a couple of centuries of eccentricity, ideological inbreeding, and class consciousness. They contribute nothing much at all to the Catholic Church other than donating another load of pathological neurosis and collective eccentricity. One hugely annoying thing about this is that naïve characters like Ratzinger Benedict who overly romanticized John Henry Newman though that Catholicism would be enriched the 'Patrimony.'

      The too-coy-by-half Hunnewick is a prize example of a psychological basket case. He is consumed and seething with resentment against Benedict on two counts: a) his 'ordination' was held up for a year while he underwent psychological and theological testing and b) Benedict then had the hide to abdicate just when all his eccentricity and half-baked Anglo-Catholicism has papal validation.
      His hatred of Francis is simply a transferred or misplace rage against Benedict the Quitter.

      The Oxbridge Gin and Tonic twenty pence snob is a polished turd and manipulator. The only major differences between Lard Ass and himself are that their dodgy business interests are different and The Whiskers doesn't have a Donate button or an Amazon Wishlist.

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    3. Mother Mary also hates Francis because then Cardinal Bergoglio had their number from the start and knew that they were bad news. Cardinal Bergoglio actually called up the head of the Anglican Church in Argentina and apologized for the Ordinariate. He also wouldn't like his spiritual son, the late Bishop Tony, anywhere near those neurotics.

      As for Benedict, I agree that he was startlingly naive and let himself be conned by a whole host of nefarious characters. The same thing happened with the SSPX negotiations and the Williamson situation and with Burke and company in general. My theory is that Benedict enjoyed the aesthetics of European Baroque culture and that included pre-Council Church rituals. There were some comforting and familiar about them to him and he tended to retreat farther into his comfort zone when things got tougher than he could handle. Notice that the ridiculous vestments came out during the last few years of his papacy when he was besieged by scandals. I think that he was shocked to learn during the Vatileaks scandal that his allies had nefarious purposes.

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  5. Rush right over to Lard Ass Lane! Did you all forget? It's the anniversary of Pope Benedict's resignation.

    And the Zzzzzzombies are all lamenting "My Papa".

    Seriously, they are all calling him "My Papa".

    A couple of them as in "He'll ALWAYS be my Papa!"

    Mental illness is always sad but RELIGIOUS mental illness veers off the sad toward the very very funny . . . .

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    1. An outstanding example of what happens when cloying religiosity and the perverse security that comes to clinging to a corpse really gets the better of you.
      Lard Ass loves his followers just like that and it is precisely the diet he feeds them.

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  6. In case you're wondering what's going on in the Diocese That Time Forgot™, here's their brand new promo video for their Altar Girl...errr... "Leadership" Camp. It looks pretty manly, because you know, "Young boys don’t want to do things with girls. It’s just natural," as our beloved Pius XIII would say. http://youtu.be/KYOX8n2Df-k

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  7. I’m sure HoneyWhiskers isn’t interested in my advice – after all, I didn’t go to Oxford. (Unless you count day-trips). But maybe he could profit from my response to the Jehovah’s Witnesses when they come calling: “Sorry, but I’m a Catholic now. And I consider one conversion per lifetime to be sufficient”.

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  8. Speaking of the whole Anglican Ordinariate thing, didn't the UK charity regulators or whatever they're called catch one of their groups trying to take a huge bequest with them on their way into the Catholic Church? Something like the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament?

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    1. Here's a discussion of the case you mention...

      http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2012/06/28/ordinariate-returns-1m-grant-to-charity-after-ruling/

      The Charity Commission (in the UK) called bullshit on the transaction mostly because this would represent the distribution of near half of the charity's assets for the benefit of ord. priests.

      Gee, no wonder Cunniwicke has turned into such a little whining sniveling bitch.

      A comment found accompanying the Herald article says it so well:

      Rick Savage • 2 years ago

      As a member of the Confraternity, I have to say that the Charity Commission came to the correct decision. The Confraternity was founded to promote the blessed sacrament within the Church of England; the Roman Catholic Church does not accept the validity of holy orders within the CoE and it holds there is no real presence in the CoE sacrament. hence Roman Catholics may not accept communion from a CoE priest. So those CoE priests in charge of the Confraternity who decided to join the Ordinariate and had to be reconfirmed and re-ordained in the RC church, should have left with dignity. Instead they decided to change the rules of the Confraternity (removing the requirement for members to be in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury) and then voted the largest grant (more than half its assets) ever made by the Confraternity - without consulting the wider membership.

      Despite the £1m grant having been returned to the Confraternity it is still out of pocket in respect of: such a large long term investment having been encashed, believed to be as much as £300,000; the lost interest due, estimated at £120,000; the huge legal bills run up (probably 6 figures again) to engage in the operation and appeal the Charity Commission's initial ruling.

      The Madison Malingerer in a penny ante con artist compared to this attempted heist...

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  9. The new boss in Burlington will be cleaning up the mess of the one before him for at least another year. Morale among the brethren was at an all time low before he arrived. Though not openly criticizing policies of the recent past Bishop Coyne has been quietly making changes in personnel and making an effort to meet with and listen to the deacons and priests. After eight years under the rule of a tyrant who thought himself better than all us "dumb hillbillies" we have been given a real shepherd.

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    1. Ah, but your loss is our "gain" here in that former bastion of liberal Catholicism good ol' +Sal was sent to clean up by his godfather +RayRay. I was fascinated to watch +Coyne's installation -- though his predecessor was sitting a few feet away from him there was nary an acknowledgement of Matano and when Coyne did make the perfunctory mention of his presence there was a deafening silence from the assembly. So much for welcoming their former shepherd back into their midst -- the congregation's stony reaction spoke volumes. Much like his inaugural sermon when he was installed in Rochester -- a peroration right out of the 1950s that was met with total silence upon completion, though thunderous applause broke out in the cathedral at each mention of +Matthew Clark's name. Perhaps poor +Sal never got over the "smell of the sheep" up there in hillbilly land. We sheep here in Rochester will have to make sure we use plenty of deodorant -- these Krazy bishops are a delicate lot. Meanwhile, looks like Vermont does indeed have a true shepherd. Pray for us -- it will be along 2,775 days until September 15, 2022.

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  10. Father D you are so naughty! Don't post pictures of bishops as you will make Messrs Newton (I have a wife you know I am not gay) and Burnham (I have a wife too but she didn't want to join me in the Fraudoridinariate) jealous!

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  11. Well, our St Philip's Day has just been ruined: http://www.oxfordoratory.org.uk/blog/post/3931-cardinal-burke-to-celebrate-st-philips-day-in-oxford/

    I'm thinking about bringing a sign saying 'Welcome, Cardinal Berk.' (Check UK slang)

    Can't decide if I'm going to boycott or go; I suspect I'll take one for the (this) team and get pictures/report back.

    Ugh. St Philip must be spinning in his grave. Vanity, vanity, all is vanity.

    xx

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    1. Cardinal B at the Oratory! Gosh, this is probably the best thing ever to have happened to Dr Shaw. A celebrity traddy Cardinal! Knocks having the Zuhlmeister in town into a cocked hat.

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    2. High five, Anthony!

      HA! I suspect it will be Latin, but Novus Ordo, so we're not expecting him. Though it is Burke, so he may be torn about that. I try not to read him, any LMS blog, or any Katholic Krazy blog, as it is, as Fr Zed might say, an occasion of sin for me, and I would have to...

      GO TO CONFESSION!

      I'm very curious about how he worships at mass, since he seems to spend most of his time taking pictures. xx

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  12. I'd assumed it would be TLM; Novus Latin is a dilemma for the good Doctor, as you say. No compromise please, we're traddies! Can't you see my tweed jacket and beard?!

    Irim, you're totally right about occasions of sin and I meant to give up the blogs for Lent so, shamed by your example - I will start again now. No more till Easter at least..... One day at a time, as they say at AA (I'm told).
    Thanks!

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    1. I am the same - I don't manage it well, but I try - but if the compulsion to 'hold my friends close, my enemies closer' becomes too great, I try to remember to read them only when filtered by Fr D, and then I can laugh about that particular entry.
      I wonder what an AA style group with us would look like?
      "Hi guys, my name is Irim, and I read Krazy Katholic blogs because I can't resist a trainwreck." ???
      Wishing you a good Lent, Anthony, maybe we can help each other to give up the KK blogs! ;-)
      xx

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    2. Thanks for "sharing" that with the group, Irim....
      The last straw was a guy called Lionel whom I crossed swords with on salvation outside the church . He basically denies it, because no-one has yet come back from the dead to tell us they've been saved out of the Church. He referenced the views of a priest.... who was excommunicated for maintaining this view! Yeah. I later saw that he transferred some of our exchange to his own blog (which I didn't know he had). Then someone else cleverer than I am pitched in to disabuse him of this Krazy notion but we are talking hardline fanaticism here. Have good Lent.

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  13. May I suggest that the appropriate acronym is KKK -- Krazy Katholic Konverts -- unfortunate connotations aside.

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    1. Sorry, NO. KKK is our trademark. On behalf of the American Conference of Racist Scumbags we resent being associated with those traddy assholes.

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