Everyone in the blogoshpere was recently made aware of Vox Cuntoris and his row with Basilian Father Tom Rosica of Salt and Light TV. Vox is well obsessed with everything everywhere; ranting and raving about folks being forced to stand after Communion on Sunday, the suspension of a Catholic School teacher in New Jersey, and so on and so forth. He lists an entire list of like minded loonies (ZEDHEADS) on the left side of his blog. And he's chums with the Merk Man. Thank goodness the Internet has made it so much easier for them to find each other!
Before the Internet, these folks already existed. I remember a 5:30 AM television show with Father Nicholas Nightingale Grunner (a Canadian) and his Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima Statue. Father Grunner was a priest of the Diocese of Avellino, ordained by Bishop Pasquale Venezia in August of 1976. If the name of the bishop rings familiar, it may be because of his long time support of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.(The F.F.I. began on 2 August 1970 at the Casa Mariana, Mary Most Holy of Good Counsel at Frigento in the province of Avellino. ) The technology of the Interweb has made it so much easier for all these folks to find one another and organize conferences together. Pretty cool eh?
|If a priest dressed like this comes walking toward you on Main Street, cross the street.|
Does that picture remind you of anyone? Perhaps something is missing.
|I have it on very good authority, that there is a picture from the seminary days of a certain Missionary Priest dressed like Carmen Miranda. I'd LOVE a copy of it. Father?? Is it worth a hundred dollar donation??|
Another Canadian, Father Paul Nicholson has been appointed Missionary Preacher by his bishop. This post is a new and rather creative post that perhaps more Ordinaries should take advantage of. Troublesome priest? Likes to monitor and tattle on his brothers? Too conservative for most average parishes? Missionary Preacher! Sure, you still have to provide him health insurance, and maybe a place to live, but he's on his own otherwise.
The New Evangelization Packin the Pews..
You can tell a great deal about a man by the men he hangs out with.
Some more friends and pictures here.
And of course they all know one another
One reader commented, "I would give my right arm to find them in pictures where they are not dressed up at liturgy, hanging out in airports or eating great meals. How about a picture or two highlighting the needs of the poor and needy?"
Excellent point. Anyone? If I'm wrong, I will gladly post the pictures and a retraction.
In any event, I hope you find the inspiration that I did in this missionary preaching.