Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 3 Saint Martin de Porres

Good morning from the Gator Swamps. Nice day here today although around the world all the bastards still hate poor Pope Francis. Like that Opus Dei Monsignor and Putana Calabresa in Rome, like The Ordinary Newton's official Press Secretary for the Fraudiariate of the Ladies of Falsingham, Reverend Mother M. John Cunniwicke, and up north it's the Bitter Bag o' Onions and his Bishop Cagey-Uh-Know-Nuttin of RETRO-rate. 
But hey it's Saint Martin de Porres Feast Day!

You know, ever since we moved down here where the 'gators got that granny and are not your favorite pets, I've often admired the pelicans and flamingos and thought, "I know people I'd like to see the 'gators chomp chomp but, please, spare the beautiful birds!"

So today's Saint reminds me I really need to try to be nicer even to some people. Bastards though they are.

Look at that picture! Poor Martin had a white dad and black mom. So he couldn't be a priest back then. The Dominicans handed him a broom and sent him to clean up the mess the priests were making. But God handed Martin the gift of grace. I guess mom was some sort of voodoo queen and dad a nice guy, so Martin used to heal people's ills and reconcile their conflicts. Almost as well as he fed a variety of the very animals who usually preyed on each other! Seems like people and animals prayed with Martin instead of preying on each other! As Martin worked with his broom in the church and priory.
Sister Mary Martina, for obvious reasons, told us a wonderful story when we were kids about the Saint that the last "Good Pope," Saint John XXIII, had just canonized back then. Sister said one day Martin heard his Dominican superiors talking about exterminating all the mice in the priory and church. So he helped the mice escape.
So she called him "The Pied Piper of Peru," and I found this cover on a book named that. You know, even though he was a Saint, I bet Martin thought to himself, "I'd like to exterminate my Dominican superiors!" Or maybe that's just me thinking how I feel about mine. If you get my drift.
Years later, of all people, Madonna used Saint Martin de Porres as a model for the hero in one of her music videos. When it came out on MTV our pastor ranted and raved about how depraved Madonna was and a lousy Catholic and a corrupt Eye-talian. Our pastor was a nutty Irishman who hated everyone but Notre Dame's football team.

But Madonna explained you had to watch her whole video to get what she was saying. At the beginning a black guy is arrested when a white guy did the crime. Madonna knew that but didn't have the guts to tell the cops the truth. So she went to church. And there was Saint Martin de Porre's statue, and by the time her prayers and mystical experience with Martin were over, Madonna went and did the right thing. Told the cops the truth. Pointed to the black guy in his prison cell. At the end of the video you can see Madonna's lips saying, "He didn't do it."

Watch the video. I'll get back to bashing the bastards later maybe unless one of the 'gators gets me!

21 comments:

  1. Fr. D, did you move or just snowbirding early?

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    1. Vladyka Eureka of the Greco Slavonic Carpathian Eparchy of Topeka has graciously assigned me to the Deanery of the Everglades for the Winter months to assist at the retired priests village.

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    2. so you're the caddy or the pool boy?

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    3. When Vladyka Eureka or his brother Archimandrite Sphincterious Tootight are visiting I am the caddy as well as the chauffeur who drives the Caddy. And I'm long past the acceptable age and weight to be the pool boy.

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  2. I see that the public works fellow is spewing gallons of bilge water upon the holy father. I can't believe that he is saying such horrible things about this holy man who simply desires to help people.

    He also claims that his Orthodox pals are not impressed by this pope. I suspect most are converts. My cradle Orthodox friends can't believe that someone like Jesus is pope of Rome. They even refer to him as our pope.

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    1. My close friend from back home is a priest in the OCA. He loves Francis, and says that he is inspiring his ministry. All the Orthodox people complaining are the converts like Rod Dreher. As my friends says "the folks converting to Orthodoxy from Catholicism and the Episcopal Church are not actually converting--they are just relocating their baggage."

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  3. I have come to believe that ALL Christians of good will received a gift from heaven above in the person of Pope Francis.

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  4. I've heard tell that being a caddy for the ordinary is a judicious way to become an auxiliary bishop.

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    1. I thought it was bar tending.
      Besides, any option for purple trim, a pointy hat or a round jeweled crown has long since past for Father D.

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  5. Just found out that AMERICAN SPECTATOR is still spewing shit. Thanks Mr. Zuhlsdorf.... I thought that rag was long dead.

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    1. Dear Bollocks,
      Why not gift that fine name to Lacy Boy?

      That duplicitous Brass Ass is surely getting nastier by the day. He's even approaching Gin & Tonic's toxicity levels in the bile he's directing against Pope Francis.
      The Great Dissembler has all the cunning of a outhouse rat in the way he scurries through the brains of the poor dumb bastards who fund and fete him, dropping his rodent poo all the way.

      I get the impression that Lacy Boy has never fully regained the complete trust of the 'minions' after recently flying off the handle and calling a woman commenter on Crux 'an asshole' because she claimed that he had blocked her from commenting on his Kevlar coated DB.

      Another couple of deep seated frustrations for the entitled Faddah is that, besides getting the ass shot out of his hysteric projections, he is often now failing to reach the monthly begging targets and the prayers for his ' very pressing concern' have not been answered, viz incardination in Madison.

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    2. Aristophanes, you suggest I make a gift of the name for the Boy? Yeah, sure... all yours to transfer, use and apply as you see fit!

      I don't read Crux all that much. Got a link to his flying off the handle?

      Thanks

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  6. Dear Bollocks, I appreciate your reluctance to transfer the Crown Jewels. Lacy Boy certainly doesn't have any!
    I shall attempt to trace his spittle flecked nutty and post it on this page. What he did do, and very quickly so, was to delete the term 'asshole' and to make the nearest thing this Rouge of Insincerity is capable of, an apology. He could see the $ometer going southward at an alarming rate. He'll suffer from that episode for a long time.

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    1. Feel free to email me a screen shot anytime he slips up like that, please!
      For a gutter snipe like me that's no big deal, but when the Lace Doily of Madison Diocese, a member of the Episcopal Household, does so, its worth drawing attention to with certain proof. O{;-)

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  7. Dear Bollocks,
    Herewith the cut and pasted offending comment by Cristina as it appeared in the Brassassblatt. In the square brackets the Lizard Brain-with-attitude inserted his shouting red comments. At the point where Cristina mentioned that she had been banned from the Lace Boutique for whatever reason, Z let he know that she had not been banned for her comment but because she was an 'Asshole.'

    From the comment at Crux. October 15, 2015

    Cristina – 1 hour ago [It is hard to deal with someone so poorly informed.]
    I really find it abhorrent that the followers of Fr. Zuhlsdorf do his bidding with such unquestioning loyalty. [I wish!] This priest did not get the proper formation – something was obviously lacking in his RCIA formation and training [No, I wasnt asked to portray my life experience through macramé]. He lives and works as a total free agent, living thousands of miles and an ocean away from his bishop, having little to no communication with him, and most certainly not being supervised by ANY Catholic prelate. [Tell that to my bishop! LOL] That is not how the Church operates and is not how it was established by Jesus Christ. [Because YOU hold everything the Church teaches. Right?] Fr. Z operates as a Protestant, setting his own schedule, justifying his actions because of the current crisis in the Church – as Martin Luther did some centuries ago. [That’s what Luther did?] Pride is the deadliest sin. OK, so “Fr. Z” is fluent in several languages and “brilliant” – we get it. [No. You don’t “get it”.] He uses every opportunity to make others believe he has a superior intellect to the rest of us poor ignorant peons. [Yes. YOU are a poor ignorant peon. [eye-roll] Therefore I will go easy on you here and pray for you offline. ] When will someone in Rome call this wayward priest to task? This is not how Catholic priests are supposed to behave – to just take off and set up independent shop in any jurisdiction they please, and solicit funds from the lay faithful for who knows what purpose… Doesn’t this guy have to at least give a financial accounting to someone???? [Believe me the IRS is deeply involved! Meanwhile, please sign up for a monthly donation?] Aren’t there some rules about this??? [???… !!!. ???? .. ??? … Let me add… ?!?!????!] He bans anyone who disagrees with him from making comments or giving their opinion. [No. I ban jerks. Disagreements are fine, so long as they are not persistently pointless, heretical, ad hominem, scandalous, etc.] And Fr. Z supports wholeheartedly the schism of the Society of St. Pius X (the SSPX), [Have you ever read my blog? …. ??!?!? !?!] openly supporting the SSPX at any chance he gets – he edited their Spanish/Latin Missile for them, [I did? I didn’t know that. Sounds like really dangerous work.] thus doing work for this illicit, breakaway group. Fr. Zulsdorf [sic] even encouraged Catholic parents to send their young children to the schismatic schools run by the SSPX. [Yah… that sounds like me. [eye-roll]] He insisted that Catholics can meet their Sunday obligation at SSPX Masses, which of course they cannot do. [Yes, they can.] Thanks for giving me the opportunity to vent. Maybe a faithful bishop will read this and decide to finally take action and reign Fr. John Zuhsdorf in, but I’m not holding my breath. [Please. Do.] Piests seem to be able to get away with just about anything these days; there is no discipline at all.

    Sad business. In most comboxes you find the vilification of people, direct attacks on people rather than on ideas or thoughts. I’ve edited by own interjected comments, above, since I at a few points I failed in charity… for which I apologize. Usually this sort of thing rolls of my back, but it was a really nasty day and this sort of low-information, libelous ad hominem got under my skin. In any event, I try to keep the combox here on a fairly even keel, deleting comments which clearly go over the line.

    UPDATE 17 Oct 1507 GMT:

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  8. Thanks Aristophanes.... What I found in my own happy community here in the south is a gentleman who contributes generously to the bishop's annual appeal and would be willing to send a letter in place of his check to call attention...

    I'm also in dialog with Southern Poverty Law Center working the hate group angle AND the IRS ... IRS fundamentally concurs that JTZ is an asshole but he's not big enough to open a case against. Agent I was discussing this with told me directly that this would be appropriately referred to church rather than civil or tax authorities...

    I started looking at various state requirements and think lacy Johnny might be afoul of state law by soliciting online. Look up John Oliver's spoof church Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption and note the specific refusal of donations from some states, particularly PA and NV...

    I really want to see this prick go down.

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    1. ^^^^^ Meant to say laws in some states.

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    2. The IRS actually told you that they thought Zed was an a-hole. Please let this be true. :) And really the best bet with Zed is to send lots and lots of letters to Rome.

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    3. Well, not in an official capacity... I was representing a local (non religious) not-for-profit at an appeals conference last year. Many times when working cases we have conversations with agents mostly to figure out what kind of person they may be... some are chapter and verse details, others are conversational and anecdotal...

      I was questioning Z's conduct to the extent that he was improperly soliciting for his personal benefit acting in the name of the Catholic Church. Agent said that if a priest is raising money his conduct is governed by the Church and that the govt would not likely have an interest in interfering.

      Z's fundraising is in a grey area. Mendicant priests are as old as the church itself and subsistence is reasonable. The problem with Z is his lavish and extravagant lifestyle and traveling on the funds he raises....

      It was at this point in conversation that I asked about standards of fraudulent activity and the Agt said it's not against the law to be an asshole.

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  9. Fr Z the Absolutely Licit Asshole!

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  10. And now he's embellished his assholehood in green floral brocade drapery which "I bought" in Rome recently, ie, which the miserable, despised vermin who fund me, shelled out the Euro for it.
    The poseur never avoids an opportunity to big-note, brag and promote himself.

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