Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Curial Earthquake Pregame Show

Keeping with the armchair quarterback vein of last post, CWNews runs a story on plate-shifting at the Mothership. Effective 1 August, the faculty of dismissal from the clerical state will be transferred to Clergy from Divine Worship, ending an arrangement which was always an awkward fit -- one devised in Pastor Bonus.

Now, according to bureaucratic theory, if the amount of one's responsibilities is equal to one's clout, this is a slight to St. Francis Arinze, patron of ecclesiastical refrigerators and waterparks in the boonies.

The new state of affairs allows CDW to get back to what they do best -- bizarre translations and debacles like the whole "Et, elevatis manibus, benedixit eos" woodcarving....

Congrats to Arinze and family. Many happy returns.



Blogger Jeff said...

Hmm. Mean to Bernardin = vicious hate-filled cretin.

Mean to Arinze = fun-loving restorer of balance and sanity.

What is it, just a nil nisi bonum thing; or "None Dare Call It Inconsistency?"


27/7/05 17:12  
Blogger Rocco Palmo said...

The difference? Arinze is still alive and effecting policy. If he were dead 10 years and people were still going off on him, I'd tell them to hang it up and find a new cat to meow at, too.

But I do pray for Cardinal Arinze's continued good health -- he's too much fun to keep tabs on.

So I guess it's ok to keep savaging the dead, Jeff?

27/7/05 17:15  
Blogger Disgusted in DC said...

Of course, there is a significant difference between light ribbing and flacking bizarre conspiracy theories involving child abuse, satanism, liberal theologians, and the bishops' conference.

27/7/05 17:59  
Blogger John Bianco said...

Rocco, I find your blog of some intrest, but as others have said, do you think you get anywhere by making various insults? Do you think it helps your credibility?

27/7/05 19:53  
Blogger Gyrovagus said...

For God's sake:


If you're gonna trash and bash the dude, get his name right!

27/7/05 22:11  
Blogger Vonshui said...

Applause for Gyrovagus!

Really guys: cleric or laymen, dead or alive, they are people. If we believe in empowering the laity, lets not put the heirarchy above criticism, jests and stupid comments alike. If I get them, they should too. Its a human thing. If Jesus isn't above conspiracy theories and its ok to talk about Him, hell write novels and cinema around the conspiracies, why is it wrong to entertain freaky conspiracy theories circling Bernadin? They are conspiracies after all...

27/7/05 22:29  
Blogger Donna Bethell said...

Or maybe they are just clearing the decks at CDW so that they can focus on the "reform of the reform" that Papa Ratzi has been talking about for 30 years. He has already started by encouraging everyone to learn some basic prayers in Latin. Will Gregorian chant called for by Vatican II and other dignified music replace the children's ditties? Will the Tridentine Mass be authorized without restriction? Will we then get the organic development and true reform that the Council had in mind? Will the people be taught that the Mass is the act of Christ and not their performance opportunity?

Watch and pray!

27/7/05 22:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope so, Donna. I've been praying for 20 years for this and I *know* I'm not alone.

My understanding is that there are some very interesting stories around Bernardin....and police statements to support some of them.

1/8/05 20:54  

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