Saturday, August 29, 2009

The LuLac Edition #924, Aug. 29th, 2009



The recent news that Bishop Martino is stepping aside and our own report a few weeks back that the higher ups in Rome were not happy with the way the Diocese has been run prompted us to chat with a Catholic on the fate of the Church in LuLac land.
Q: Do you still go to church?
A: Yes, the church is Jesus, God, the other stuff are just trappings. The Roman converts had Mass said in their basements, in caves.
Q: How did you view Bishop Martino’s leadership?
A: I have to tell you in stages. The first stage was to give him a chance. Then when he started to close down churches, I felt he could have had more empathy. When I saw him on TV, the man made sense. And I think if he had gone out in person and said the same things, people would’ve respected him more. The final stage was I just didn’t care what happened to him.
Q: What do you think of the latest development?
A: It’s serious. I mean they are making a clean sweep, finally accepting Bishop Dougherty’s request for retirement. Having a Cardinal from Philadelphia come in and oversee this. I mean this is not a second in command, this is the big guy.
Q: What about the rumor that Martino will end up as the spokesperson for the Catholic Pro Life movement in D.C.?
A: (Snorts), He and Casey can have lunch. Maybe he can apologize to Bobby for running his reputation through the mud.
Q: Are your fellow church members still Catholics?
A: Barely.
Q: How many do you think are using this rough ride with Martino as just an excuse to bug out of their Catholic responsibilities?
A: That’s very judgmental like. Not very Christian.
Q: I’m a Catholic, not a Christian.
A: Huh?
Q: Never mind, just answer the question.
A: Yeah I think a few might be using it as an out. We are more secular today anyway.
Q: Do you think after the shake up and reorganization they’ll pick someone more to your liking?
A: I hope. Not for me to say. I used to like Bishop DiLorenzo but he is in Hawaii and I can’t see him coming back.
NOTE: Francis Xavier DiLorenzo was named auxiliary Bishop of Scranton in January of 1988.

Q: He was in Hawaii. He was named Bishop of Richmond, Virginia in 2004. That’s closer than the South Pacific.
A: Hmmmmmmm.


At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly the Bishop was subjected to some mental tests in the form of rational conversation while in Rome and he came up lacking. Prob’ly thought he was the Pope or Napoleon at times. There moving him to the country, Waverly and out of power.
Figure he caused enough trouble and his plan wasn’t exactly attractin the faithfull back into the fold or is his job as a hatchetman done here?

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope this is not a matter of closing the barn door after the horses have all escaped..good riddance martino..get the flock out of here. great music selection for the former bishop of does it feel good saying that

At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This bishop was a disaster in my opinion. Still, I don't wish him ill. I have thought for some time that there were mental issues at work here. I hope he gets the rest and help he needs.

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, an edition with nothing about Teddy Kennedy!!!


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