Here Comes Everybody

You know the old line about the Church?  “Here comes everybody!”

Deal and his buddies want a Catholic tea party.

The latest VOTF e-mail I received informs me the organization asking Rome for a visitation of the US bishops.

Would you think it’s a wonder any decent presbyter wants to become a bishop these days?


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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3 Responses to Here Comes Everybody

  1. Thom says:

    I can’t even recall how many times I’ve been told by “conservatives” that if I have issue with this or that teaching of the Church that I should just leave.

    Deal Hudson ought to just follow the flashlight if he thinks he has all of the answers.

  2. That “here comes everybody” quip was made by James Joyce. I cite it frequently, especially when people wonder why I’m Catholic.

  3. Jimmy Mac says:

    There is a reason that the “Tea Klux Klan” has become an appropriate name for these guys, religious as well as secular.

    Tim Unsworth had a few choice words about these kinds of Holy Roller Catholics:

    “Good Shepherds don’t need fences; poor ones erect them.” “Bishops break out in shingles in the face of ambiguity; laity live with it each day in their homes, jobs and social life.”

    And these folks had it right a long, long time ago:

    “Catholic are made to suffer more from the church than for it.” Flannery O’Connor

    “Some of us, supposedly standing for law and order, are merely clinging on to old habits, sometimes to a mere parrot vocabulary, its formulae worn so smooth by constant use that they justify everything and questions nothing.” (The Diary of a Country Priest.)

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