Friday, June 5, 2015

NORMAL? ABNORMAL? TRANSUNSUBSTANTIATED? WHO DECIDES? Certainly not me!

Can a diocese have a Napoleon Complex? 
Will the bishops sallying forth from such a See have such complex?
Some will say, yes, without a doubt!
The bitter old Bag of Onions is one such cleric who was only tickling the ivories in such a See back in those utterly null and absolutely void days before moving on up to validity and prestige as chaplain to the Society of Saint Hugely Loony. 

The Reverend Father Roman Manchester who has made these pages before, is so honored  has done so again. His recent editorial in the Providence Journal was brought to my attention.



I've been reluctant to weigh in on this topic. So many already have and will continue to do so.  I had a friend from my school days who struggled with his gender identity who was in such turmoil, he took his own life in his mid twenties. (Please say a prayer for the soul of A.H.) I'm not taking a position other than my standard opinion that we need to meet people where they are at with compassion. 

Father Manchester declares that this is not normal.



But that this, in turn, IS normal?



Talk about being really...




Between you and me, I could have lived rather happily without seeing either picture in this life. 

I wish Caitlyn and Father Roman all the best and pray that they both are able to know, love and serve God as best they are able in this life and that by His grace, they are both happy with Him in the next.

We'll all get by. 
We'll all make it.
We'll all, with His Grace, survive.





21 comments:

  1. I am always amused by those who are most distressed by "gender ideology" as they call it when they are often seen dressed to the hilt in liturgical drag. Cordileone for instance, who has just stuck his buskined foot in his mouth on this topic, is a prime example of a clueless gender bending liturgical manikin worthy of any Fellini satire.

    As for your precious photo op of the East Coast +Sally -- the Infant of Prague as he is affectionately known in the the Flower City -- at the ceremony pictured he congratulated the women graduates since, after all, they had to pursue their degree "with a book in one hand and a skillet in the other." Oh yes, clueless indeed. Welcome to 1950 when men were men, women were women, and bishops were, er, .....

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  2. He must have brought that sword to show the undergrads--How the %*&^ did he get past security? Wait, No, THAT is his office! And the bottle of Windex is awful low---he must eat at that funny round table.

    Fr. Vendol

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    1. I'm one of the few lurkers here who know of whom you are speaking.

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  4. When I have thoughts of " I don't understand transgender", I immediately follow it with, "It is none of your effin' business."
    If that person needs that to be happy then good for them.


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  5. Father, so much as the Almighty will hear my prayers I do pray from respect of your call and in loving memory of your friend. May comfort be yours and love and acceptance in our Savior's presence be his.

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  6. Ya want normal? I'll give you effing normal:

    http://imgur.com/gallery/jWrw4Wu/new

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    1. Ya think the bulge in the whites is natural or photoshopped??

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  7. My boyfriend remembers Fr. Manchester back in his seminary days, when he took a leave to join the Assembly of God for a while and then come back to the one true faith. Wonder if they made the dufus make a profession of faith and another delightful tour through RCIA?

    Providence is utterly out of control and it seems the primary requirement for ordination these days is a pulse, either wrist is acceptable, a fondness for Italian food, a working knowledge of your way around the Spanish steps, a half assed smile and the ability to convincingly put out regularly one hell of a (paraphrased ) Claude Rains impression..."Problems? Problems? I am shocked that there are any problems existing in my parish (as I munch through the money)........by the way Father, here's your Debit card, you forgot it...OOOhhh thank you!"

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    1. Janet, good to see your comments again! Keep 'em .... comin'? (Oh well, either way!)

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    2. I just figured it out....Manchester is jealous......he would not look too fetching in a white teddy or whatever that is, although definitely single piece is in order....maybe after some electrolysis or a bath in Nair? Nah....my boyfriend just threw up.

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    3. Yes!! I was always wondering what it was with them it's the "half assed smile," I bet Jack Nicholson is jealous.

      Fr. Vendol

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    4. Assemblies of God? And to think I was passed over because I grew up with someone who joined Outlaws MC!

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    5. Rhode Island, Man, Rhode Island--Providence is mobbed up.

      Fr. Vendol

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    6. The parishioners can't tell because they not hoods and you work a Claude Rains scam to throw them off when they get too smart.

      Doby

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  8. Fr. Manchester out there working for a living....and he thinks Caitlyn has problems.

    http://www.jibjab.com/view/bCReH5YzSFqHOmxmozIErw

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  9. Father Roman speaks the truth!! The Devil always flees when he's on the altar! He's a prophet misunderstood in this time. Others try, he does!

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    1. Hey Tabby, get a grip! How's life in the cemetery, lol!

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    2. THE Tabitha?
      I'm surprised M'Lady! Is this blog participation part of the new attempt at "listening" to the troops ?

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    3. Don't forget his Auxiliary who started his pectoral cross collection and chose his episcopal motto on the day of his First Communion.

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  10. From Bishop of Providence: No hairy tubs of lard need apply.

    http://www.thericatholic.com/opinion/detail.html?sub_id=7454

    What a nut job! Does one have to be insane to be bishop of Providence?

    One might figure that with church attendance numbers dropping, the "Good Shepherd" could find a better way to convince folks to dress nicer than by calling the hairy fatties!

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