Countdown, Catholic Right

American Catholic offers a cheerful accompaniment to your breakfast: a link to “expiration dates” of “bad bishops.”

The internet lets you do funky things like set up countdowns. (I note that Keith Olbermann keeps his to single-digit whole numbers, though.) To be really clever, one would have to adjust each countdown for the time zone in which the “bad bishop” serves. In the spirit of Cardinal George, I see the site doesn’t label itself “Catholic.”

I wonder what would happen if the webmaster opened it up for the commentariat to post their un-favorite bishop, his pic, and his countdown. How long would it take to amass the complete list of ordained bishops–that might be a public service worth linking or even visiting from time to time. It might be amusing to see how fast new appointees might fly up there. One comment from Tito Edwards:

Decades of inaction and gross display of horrible management have boiled to the top in the form of blogging. Now the faithful have a forum to express their joys and displeasures of our Catholic faith.

It’s a groovy thing to express one’s Catholicism in such a cheerful way.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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4 Responses to Countdown, Catholic Right

  1. Liam says:

    The absence of Cardinal Law from that list – even if he is now Archpriest of S Mary Major – is rather interesting.

    Some people need to have splenectomies.

  2. Liam says:

    After all, they have Cdls from Germany and Austria on that list.

  3. Tito Edwards says:

    Thanks for the plug… I think?

  4. Tony says:

    Here’s the <a href="http://www.7is7.com/otto/countdown.html?year=2011&month=02&date=27&hrs=0&ts=24&min=0&sec=0&tz=local&lang=en&show=dhms&mode=t&cdir=down&bgcolor=%23CCFFFF&fgcolor=%23000000&title=Countdown%20To%20Cardinal%20Mahony%27s%2075th%20Birthday%21"Cardinal Mahony countdown clock.

    My wife and I were in Syracuse last weekend for the Deacon seminar (for those interested in the Permanent Diaconate). We got to see a film on Deacons from the Los Angeles diocese.

    They showed the Cardinal distributing communion, handing a glass wineglass (which I supposed contained the precious Blood of Christ) to a man holding a toddler on his one arm who grabbed the wineglass by the bottom and drank from it.

    It’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of God’s grace for me to get over the visceral horror I feel when I see the real presence of my Lord and Savior handled in what appears to be such a cavalier manner. And this was in a film published by the diocese of L.A. to encourage vocations to the diaconate!

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