Saturday, October 02, 2004

I will probably be going to see the movie Therese in Manhattan today. I am not expecting it to be great based on the reviews and trailer. Christians in the arts should take Barbara Nicolosi's exhortations to heart. Anyway, since we will be near Ground Zero I will go there - something I have avoided for 3 years.
I learned from Open Book that Toronto's new poet laureate is also a priest. I then found some of his poems - check out :

The Priest

The Science Masquerade

and especially Male Rage Poem

I love the internet (and St. Blog's) because I find stuff like this out there! In a way, I wish I had the internet in high school or college, but then again, I might have never left my room.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

What does this mean: I like raunchy comedy –done correctly. I always thought Benny Hill was hilarious, was once a huge Howard Stern fan (now find him old and pathetic but still tune in), and I thought American Pie was a classic.

Am I immature?

A hopeless product of my culture?

A sinner who just can’t be good enough?


All of the above? Why do I find this stuff so funny?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Michael Davies, RIP

According to Kevin Tierney at Restore the Church, Michael Davies has passed away. I heard Mr. Davies speak at the last Latin Mass Magazine conference in Montvale, New Jersey. I purchased two of his books, Lead Kindly Light and Saint John Fisher which have mostly gone unread. He was sick at the time of the conference and I felt awkward having him sign my books but he graciously did it - although my polish surname was quite the job for him. I feel blessed to have met him and grateful for the work he did for the Church. I am still conflicted with regards to traditionalism, the Novus Ordo, etc.. but have been grateful for all traditionalists and what they have taught me.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Priest sues over hospital firing

"A Catholic priest dismissed as chaplain from Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola has filed a $12-million lawsuit against a patient's widow, Winthrop, the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre and Newsday.The lawsuit says the priest, Rev. Cajetan Uchendu, was fired unfairly after a patient's family accused the priest of refusing to administer last rites to Charles Miller, a leukemia patient at the hospital in March 2003. "

I personally know that this priest had previously gotten into trouble with the politically correct hospital chaplain staff for his being "rigid". It is too bad the Diocese did not back him up because, like most African priests he was orthodox, strong and manly. I believe him when he says he gave this man last rites.
The following letter to the editor appeared in today's Newsday (the anti-Catholic, circulation-inflating, dishonest newspaper). It was a response to yet another silly article by Dick Ryan, a dissenting Catholic wannabe:

"Dick Ryan ["LI Catholics hold the key to reforming the church," Opinion, Sept. 14] has entered the world of frenzied fantasy with his latest attack on Bishop William F. Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and other church leaders. Ryan thinks the bishop should sit down with a group - Voice of the Faithful - whose specific objectives include ousting the bishop and strangling the diocese and the parishes with it by denying financial support. That's like asking President George W. Bush to invite the Taliban into the White House.

Like all other Catholic associations, Voice of the Faithful has a right to exist and to express its views. But the notion that this group speaks for a large number of Catholics on Long Island is fanciful. If these people really want to talk to the bishop, they should put away their cudgels and acknowledge that their demand that the bishop resign and their call to parishioners to suspend all contributions to the diocese were mistaken. Acts of war do not generate an attitude of trust." [emphasis mine]

Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton

Editor's note: The writer is pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lindenhurst

Tell us how you really feel Msgr! I am proud to say I served Mass as an altar boy for Msgr. Hamilton when he was living at our parish and working as the editor of The Long Island Catholic. Sometimes he would say a private Mass right after the 8 am Mass before he would go to work. We called him Superman because his face, jet black hair and black glasses made him a dead ringer for Clark Kent. Although he now has white hair he is still a super man, and frequently writes letters to Newsday and The Long Island Catholic. Msgr. Hamilton is one of the few great priests of this Diocese and should serve as a role model to the Young Fogeys here.