It's too late now, I suppose, but I had a brilliant idea for today's homily.
Use this Sunday, and the parable of the Prodigal Son, to appeal for support of the diocese.
Admit that the diocese is like the prodigal son: having squandered money, frittered away a priceless heritage, descended into the muck. Nevertheless, ask the people in the pews to be like the father: give the diocese a second chance.
Ideally this sermon should be preached by a new bishop. I, for one, would write a big check.
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Posted by: -
Mar. 21, 2004 10:04 PM ET USA
If they reached that level of penitence they'd be more than satisfied with just my prayers.
Posted by: -
Mar. 21, 2004 5:52 PM ET USA
Oh, you would NOT!!! You're not fooling us at all. Heart of stone.
Posted by: John J Plick -
Mar. 21, 2004 3:21 PM ET USA
One small complication; They (the bishops) would have to be freely willing to admit responsibility, do penance and make reparation. If this would occur ANYWHERE in the country I myself would be more than willing to send a check.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Mar. 21, 2004 2:46 PM ET USA
A big check? You don't have a vow of poverty?