Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Only Thing Missing.....



Only thing missing from this vehicle is some Z Swag.

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  1. The false flag may be missing too.

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  2. It would have been hard to "pull the lever" for Clinton given her pro-choice stance. I could not in good conscience consider Trump an alternative, considering his anything-goes, blame-the-boogeyman campaigning. I don't know what Trump believes in besides himself, but he has some big character deficits that make me fear his Presidency. I abstained. Being that I am in the Boston suburbs, that was a safe choice.

    I'm horrified by the gloating over at Father Zuhlsdorf's page. I suppose I should not be surprised at the immaturity of that man any longer. Today, or rather last night, he's posted an terribly offensive, sinful paraliturgy to mock liberals. I have my own difficulties with many liberal positions. Those that hold those views, though, are most often in my experience good-hearted and kind people. It is possible to dialogue with them in a way that it isn't with the far-right. I would think a priest and pastor of souls would demonstrate more responsibility in the approach he takes. He is downright unhelpful to me in my ministry. Several times I have heard from the more outrageous in the parish that something shaming, cruel, alienating or punitive needs to be done by me to the majority of my parishioners according to blog posts Father Zuhlsdorf has written. It's a waste of my time to unravel that, and a set-back to the spiritual good of everyone concerned. What gives a man who has never, to my reckoning, held a parish assignment the right to declaim how things ought to be "where the rubber meets the road," where to do right by the people we serve we must understand how things are quite a bit more complicated than narrow interpretation of rubrics?

    When this man has had a 26 year old army widow ask for Dan Schutte's "City of God" at the funeral because she and her now-deceased husband sang it at high school graduation together, he can come pick over our music program and explain why a Gregorian chant is the only way to go. When he's struggled with the language barrier between himself and a newly-arrived Haitian immigrant with much on his heart to confess, he can tell me all about reconciliation rooms and the "need" for the grille. When he's had four brother priests he hasn't met show up at last minute to concelebrate the funeral of a new parishioner whom it turns out was a quiet and central pillar of the community, fine, tell me why the Novus Ordo should be "safe, legal, and rare." When he's walked the path of pastoral care for the man whose wife is in prison for murdering their child, he talk to me about all he wants about Cardinal Burke's opinions on divorce. NOT UNTIL.

    I understand he was booted from a several seminaries. Having been a formation director myself I very much doubt, in fact outright reject, the notion that this happened because he was "too conservative." His hostility and intemperate behavior suggests he was then and still is mentally ill. The Italian dioceses, I know, do not do psychological batteries or at least didn't in the 1980's when the US dioceses did.

    I would like to hear a full account of how this man wended his way through formation and why, truly, after being ordained to serve a suburbican diocese and a career in the Roman curia he ended up in the United States where no bishop would sponsored his ordination and where it appears he has no true apostolate and no ecclesiastic supervision. I have read hints and speculation but surely someone must know how this situation came to be. Something very much needs to be done to correct it. Someone here knows the story and it surely ought to be told.

    Toward the goal of getting Father Zuhlsdorf the proper attention he needs, I am doing what I can and including him in my prayers. I appreciate this blog, Father. It is important to highlight the problem Father Zuhlsdorf's celebrity as an unfit priest is creating. In all sincerity I say may God bless and reward your efforts.

    With fraternal admiration and in Christ,
    Father John

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    1. He is not mentally ill in the sense that his actions prevent his ability to function in daily life.
      He DOES have a personality disorder that is emotionally dangerous to others who haven't caught on to his schtick.
      At some point, he will implode. People like this leave a swath of emotional destruction in their wake but they do not get off scot-free. The day is coming when he will disappear from the internet, slithering off to roam the alleys of his Roman diocese.

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    2. That's my contention too: narcissistic personality disorder. But Father John made a good appeal, what the hell is Z's backstory exactly? How did this jerk ever make it to orders? How come he has no boss.

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    3. He made it through the Italian seminary because Herman Goering was formerly a Lutheran and Heinrich Himmler was formerly a Catholic. What European seminary official would go up against a two pronged con.

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    4. It is funny he never met in Rome Frs. Juan Carlos Ortega L.C., Austin de la Vega L.C., or Pedro Barrajon L.C. at Regina Apostolorum, he get close for show but never a face to face.

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    5. Father John, I was wondering if there has been any actual concrete benefits from Amoris Laetitia in your ministry. Have any remarried people approached you to receive the Sacraments? My concern is that this is basically an academic exercise that won't have an impact on the ground. Any stories proving or disproving this will be helpful.

      Anyone with stories about this feel free to chime in as well.

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  3. In the meantime, the Lard continues to play the trans-Atlantic know all with his sham polyglot routine. This time he trots out a piece on Card-designate Farrell on Pope Francis, AL and the Four Ponces in Red from La Croix's French edition. Knowing his form of masking profound ignorance with bogus intellectualism, he would have lifted the item from the English edition first just to find out what it is about.
    He's drowning in his own BS.

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    1. Z's translation of the Spanish piece is piss poor. (As a native speaker.) he clearly used Google Translate for that.

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  4. Z should now understand why Farrell is soon to be a cardinal of the SRE while he constantly pesters his followers for a bowl of pasta and a cup, nay, a chalice of wine.

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