Sunday, September 25, 2016

DO ALL BISHOPS HAVE A PUPPY?


Father D has commented in the past about certain Bishops and their puppies. It makes Father wonder if all Bishops have a puppy?  Father D has heard from more than one reader that our favorite protector of the homeless from Sal Francisco has a favorite puppy as well. Who would have thought!
Does your Bishop have a puppy? Tell us about him.


19 comments:

  1. My bishop is too busy trying to stay out of jail, to fool with a dog.

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  2. to the best of my knowledge my bishop does not have a puppy. probably a good thing, if by chance he laid on it he'd crush it.

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  3. Fr. D -- Are you trying to be coy? Do you mean the kind of puppy with a wagging tail, or the kind you take for a walk with a pooper scooper, or who sniffs the nether regions of other puppies? Or do you mean the kind of puppy who does all of the above and who also wears a Roman collar instead of a dog collar? In that case, my bishop, who comes to us via Providence and Vermont does indeed have such a puppy who follows him wherever he goes, wagging his clerical tail, leaving droppings all over the diocese, and sniffing out disloyalty and heresy wherever he thinks it exists -- especially among the loyalists of the previous bishop who, strangely, never needed a puppy. Come to think of it, the present bishop has a whole kennel of puppies -- but they don't realize that in five years they will all be shipped out to Lollypop Farm -- the local hostel for discarded puppies for whom their masters have no more use and, surely, the bishop who follows will not either.

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  4. Bishops shouldn't even have dogs or any kind of a pet.
    The money they would save on feeding them and all those silly dog toys can be put into Zed's fund to save the Liturgy.
    With more free time without having to feed and walk a dog and worry about the Liturgy, they might visit people in their respective dioceses with pets, giving themselves enough time to return to the cathedral or seminary residence and view the news on ABC.
    Those who still live in mansions on Fox News.

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  5. Could this be the "puppy" that Silly Sal had in the car with him when he got busted for a DUI?

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  6. OMG. Who got the DUI? Sal or Pal? The latter is a White boy, if the helps. Please spill the info. We are languishing here.

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    1. DUI in August, 2012
      http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/08/27/san-francisco-archbishop-dui-charge-the-rev-salvatore-cordileone-arrested-in-san-diego/

      “According to police, 56 year old bishop Salvatore Cordileon was driving along the edge of SDSU when he entered a sobriety checkpoint he appeared drunk and was arrested shortly after midnight. He was in the car with his elderly mother and a foreign exchange student, a young male adult.”

      Some sources describe the third passenger not as a student but a young priest from Germany.

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    2. I think we have our Silly Sals mixed up.

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    3. ........it could have been a scam. When pulled over by the cops he just rinsed his mouth with 4 Roses.
      It's a safer way to evangelize County than picking a fight in a bar.
      Also he got rid of that priest from Germany who was pushing for of incardination.

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    4. ........yea, who checked out Zed, they are the ones to blame.

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  7. Our former Bishop used to have a rather LARGE, young attendant with him, throwing rose petals in front of him. I wouldn't have called him a puppy. More like a mature St. Bernard.

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    1. Region One? Named Bill?

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    2. http://www.iobserve.org/uploads/images/Gallery/IMAGES%20FOR%20STORIES/May%202013/Chaplain1.jpg

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  8. The Diocese of Providence has always sucked, sucks now and shall ever suck unto the ages of ages.

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  9. On the other hand the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island is nirvana. Don't want to leave the wrong impression about Rhode Island.

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    1. replying to anonymousOctober 9, 2016 at 7:28 PM

      There are still Episcopalians? Charming! Seeing one of their services live instead of on youtube is on my bucket list.

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  10. As a former seminarian, I've lost count the number of stories about seminarians, priests and bishops and their "puppies" and numerous attempts to "adopt".

    Bishop Pat Ziemann (RIP) took the cake though...well before he was promoted from auxiliary bishop to bishop of Santa Rosa - where he got busted paying his puppy priest money from the coffers to keep quiet about the beeper and sex on demand - he tried to "adopt" a couple of my ordained classmates (his subordinate diocesan priests) during private meetings with them.

    Of course the Cardinal was notified, but that didn't stop him from recommending his promotion...

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