Monday, January 17, 2011

Prayers for Fr. Eutenheuer

I haven't followed Fr. E's situation since he ducked out of HLI on the request of his Bishop.  It seems something funky is going down.    Please keep him in your prayers.

http://badgercatholic.blogspot.com/2011/01/fr-euteneuer-in-serious-situation-of.html

http://badgercatholic.blogspot.com/2011/01/fr-euteneuer-in-serious-situation-of.html

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Carol for putting out the request, He'll be right up there on the top of the list. The devil only goes after those closest to God! May St Michael help him. Along with all the prayer Warriors!

breathnach said...

I'm very sorry to hear these rumors swirling around Father Eutenheuer.

Father Eutenheuer challenged untruth wherever he found it and was not afraid to rock the boat. That can be dangerous.

I'll never forget his vigorous defense of the sexual teachings of the Church against Sean Hannity and his selective, cafeteria Catholic presentation of "catholicism."

Hannity later brought on the Fox News spokesman and former Legion of Christ priest, Father Jonathan Morris, who was a defender of the corrupt Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado. Father Morris felt it was more important to defend Hannity than present the true teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Father Eutenheuer is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

An update on an update on Fr. Euteneuer by Tom O'Toole (http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/110118):

I talked to Father Euteneuer for forty-five minutes on Saturday night, and while he couldn't talk about the reasons he left HLI because his bishop (Bishop Gerald Barbarito) bound him under vows of obedience not to, he did say that he liked my Demonic Abortion review (http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/110114). And so, as I sit here writing this on the Feast of St. Anthony of the Desert, I imagine Father feels a little like Anthony, off praying in the wilderness, hoping to return to public ministry, awaiting his next order. But since it is doubtful a priest which such a high profile as Father wants to stay in the desert forever, I propose we (Father and me as well as his bishop and the HLI hierarchy) pray to St. Thomas Aquinas for guidance on what to say...and do, for not only do Father and I share this saint's first name, but Thomas was perhaps the most gifted writer-philosopher in Church history, so who better to pray to for the right words when it is time to make a statement on one's own "poverty, blindness, and filth"?

Of course, for those who know this saint's story, there is another reason for Father to pray to St. Thomas at this time. As a young man, some of St. Thomas' relatives tried to dissuade him from the priesthood by sending a nearly naked lady into his room to seduce him. But instead of succumbing, Thomas instead sent the woman running when he chased her from his study (and life) with a hot poker he pulled from the fireplace. Sure, it's doubtful Thomas E's bishop would approve of such medieval tactics today, but you've got to admit both the devil and St. Thomas' temptress sure got the "point" back then. So let's pray that the bishop, HLI, and Euteneuer, make a statement about Fr. Tom's past — and future — on January 28th, the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. That way, if Thomas is banished to the desert for all of Lent...or longer, we'll know the bishop has him there for good reason, and HLI has retired him for good measure.

Anonymous said...

An update on an update on Fr. Euteneuer by Tom O'Toole (http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/110118):

I talked to Father Euteneuer for forty-five minutes on Saturday night, and while he couldn't talk about the reasons he left HLI because his bishop (Bishop Gerald Barbarito) bound him under vows of obedience not to, he did say that he liked my Demonic Abortion review (http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/otoole/110114). And so, as I sit here writing this on the Feast of St. Anthony of the Desert, I imagine Father feels a little like Anthony, off praying in the wilderness, hoping to return to public ministry, awaiting his next order. But since it is doubtful a priest which such a high profile as Father wants to stay in the desert forever, I propose we (Father and me as well as his bishop and the HLI hierarchy) pray to St. Thomas Aquinas for guidance on what to say...and do, for not only do Father and I share this saint's first name, but Thomas was perhaps the most gifted writer-philosopher in Church history, so who better to pray to for the right words when it is time to make a statement on one's own "poverty, blindness, and filth"?

Of course, for those who know this saint's story, there is another reason for Father to pray to St. Thomas at this time. As a young man, some of St. Thomas' relatives tried to dissuade him from the priesthood by sending a nearly naked lady into his room to seduce him. But instead of succumbing, Thomas instead sent the woman running when he chased her from his study (and life) with a hot poker he pulled from the fireplace. Sure, it's doubtful Thomas E's bishop would approve of such medieval tactics today, but you've got to admit both the devil and St. Thomas' temptress sure got the "point" back then. So let's pray that the bishop, HLI, and Euteneuer, make a statement about Fr. Tom's past — and future — on January 28th, the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. That way, if Thomas is banished to the desert for all of Lent...or longer, we'll know the bishop has him there for good reason, and HLI has retired him for good measure.

Anonymous said...

Is Father still allowed to perform exorcisms? If not, there is a missing puzzle piece for you. One less exorcist in the United States is a victory for our common enemy.

Only in Eternity will we see true justice. In the meantime, I will add Fr. Eutenheuer to my poor prayers.

Veronica

Lucinda said...

http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2011/01/stop-speculation-about-fr-tom-euteneuer.html