Monday, April 9, 2012

Boston Archdiocese Continues Skullduggery

The poison is offered at St. Joseph's in Belmont by Fr. Thomas Mahoney.

Did you know that Hinduism and other 'major religions' (is that what they're calling them now at St. John's seminary?) have a "powerful effect on the culture and daily life worldwide"?

Billions of people around the globe, including the Boston Chancery, are doing meditative exercises based on bupkis, founded by nobody, and this is saving the planet from Catholics who thrust the world into war. The greatest contribution to world peace is to abandon Catholicism and run to your local library to study Hindu.


Nearly four thousand years old, Hinduism is truly one of the oldest living religions on Earth. It is a fascinating faith with countless sects and practices but no identified founder and no specific formal doctrine. Hinduism and some of its spiritual and meditative exercises, such as yoga and transcendental meditation, are actively practiced by over one billion people around the globe. Not only has Hinduism influenced other major religions, such as Buddhism, Jainism and the Sikh tradition, but it has also had a powerful effect on culture and daily life worldwide. Travel to exotic locations to observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. World Religions: Hinduism will be presented at Noon on Thursday, April 26th in the Parish Library. "The study of religious traditions other than our own may well be the greatest contribution we can make as individuals toward the cause of global peace." (Virginia Smith, St. Anthony Messenger Press)

I'll bet you thought the greatest contribution was catechesis of Catholicism and conversion.

Here's something else I'll bet you didn't know. It was twelve apostolic women who started "the Way" - house churches - and THAT was the "basic institution of the infant church" - apparently operating parallel to the Church where the Sacraments were being performed. Somebody had to do something about the impediments of men and Sacraments which do not embody enduring values and virtues necessary in answering the needs and longings of every age.

Twelve Apostolic Women (Joanne Turpin)

Jesus' most loyal disciples proved to be the women who had served him during his Galilean ministry and remained faithful to him even when authorities in Jerusalem sentenced him to death as a political criminal. When "the Way" began to spread across the empire, women often played a pivotal role in the establishment of house churches, the basic institution of the infant church. New Testament women could be considered apostolic in the way they lived and carried out the mission Jesus entrusted to his disciples and to all who would follow later: preaching the Good News through word and deed. All of the women portrayed in this book embody the enduring values and virtues necessary in answering the needs and longings of every age. The stories teach us much about discipleship and show us how we, too, can make ready to follow the Way of the Lord.
Books in the library are available for a loan period of three weeks. The Parish Library is open during business hours and new titles are also located on the library shelf in the gallery. For more information about our library, please contact Christa Lucas.

Upon these bras I shall built my church.

If we play our cards right, we could rent a bus and stampede into the parish library to grab the books off the shelf where we'll learn to "make ready to follow the Way of the Lord." While we're there, we can learn how to personalize the Gospel through MAD Magazine to experience its energy and emotion and reveal our deepest longings and ultimate hopes.


What Jesus Said (and why it matters now)

Have you ever tried to personalize the stories in the Gospels? We can personalize a Gospel story by entering into its conflict, experiencing its energy and emotion, and letting it absorb us. When we connect with the story at this experiential level, it reveals something of our deepest longings and our ultimate hopes.... Personalizing the stories of the Gospels calls us to a deeper understanding of our identity in God and urges us to live out that identity in our everyday lives.

In What Jesus Said, author Timothy Fallon uses a wide range of contemporary examples everything from MAD Magazine and Washington Post articles to Saving Private Ryan and Steve Martin's film, Shopgirl, to help readers experience how God touches us in our own lives.

What do you think ladies?

Shall we dress our men up in suspenders and rubber noses and head over?

Call the pebble Dare? Meet you there?


Karen said...

In a rare admission coming from me, I don't even know what to say anymore about the state of our Catholic(?) Church. Mouth open, dumbstruck.

breathnach said...

Such a vibrant, catholyc-lite community.

I'm having flashbacks to my late 60s/early 70s Catholic grammar school days. Our mod priest arrived in 1968. A graduate of the most notorious St. John's Seminary class (if you get my drift). He was a real gas---screening hip films for the "young adults" each Friday night. There were field trips to see "GodSpell" for months on end. Absolutely zero attempt to catechize.

The parents all "dug" this young, vibrant priest who "loved" the youth. Unfortunately, years later he was laicized and admitted he was a danger to "men, women and children".

You can actually get more out of watching "Life of Brian" (in a backhanded fashion)than this low brow, catholyc kitsch.With overtly anti-religious works, you may be motivated to think about why such trouble is taken to smear Christianity.

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

This fascination with Hindism is ridiculous! These morons should be forced to read Abbe J.A. Dubois account; Hindu Manners, Customs, and Ceremonies to see what hinduism is really like. It's not very pretty!

Carol said...

Truth be told, it's kinda frightening something so nuts looks like wisdom to them.

Maria said...

This is the second BIG laugh I have had today. Honestly, I am really struggling to understand how educated people can arrive at such idiocy. It is truly something to behold. The language--everyone is always "yearning" and "longing" and telling us about their "lived experience". The nomenclature of dissent. We never hear about submitting themselves to the will of God, do we?

It is frightening, Carol. These people are unhinged. Period.

Carol said...

It's hard to watch. But really, we know how they arrived at such idiocy. Deep rooted and unrepentant sin taking possession of their intellects.

It is macabre.