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If I had a hammer ...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 05, 2005

With Mallets Towards None

January 2004. Bishop Tod Brown fastens his Covenant with the Faithful to the doors of his multi-purpose worship space.

Venus huic erat utraque nota

May 2005. The Rev. Professor Matthew Fox appends his 95 Faith Observations to his weekly newsletter.

What is it with these Wittenberg wannabes? They choke up on a hammer like a nine-year-old girl holding a cake decorator. Had Luther anticipated Fox by using a mason's hammer to sink a three-penny finishing nail into fibro-board, the Reformation would have ended thirty seconds after its beginnings, with sniffling and a tearful sucking of fingers.

Methinks Holy Mother Church will survive the assaults. (Thanks to L.A. Catholic for the heads up.)

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 20, 2007 12:22 PM ET USA

    I tried to read Fox's "observations" but they are so boring I kept falling asleep. I think he should market them as a natural alternative to sleeping pills.

  • Posted by: Venerable Aussie - Jun. 06, 2005 12:57 AM ET USA

    Has the Rev Professor outfoxed himself? Article 70: "Jesus said nothing about condoms, birth control or homosexuality." But then Article 74: "Racism, Sexism and militarism are also serious sins." They may well be, but I don't really recall too many references in Matthew, Mark, Luke or John to these...

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jun. 05, 2005 8:53 PM ET USA

    Bishop Tod "with one 'd'" Brown might ponder early retirement due to health or "other serious reasons." Fact: He appointed Fr. Heher to be his Vicar General. Fr. Heher gave a retreat to the Orange priests as the ephebophilia scandals surfaced, with the theme: You my brother priests must be honest with yourselves and decide whether you like "Ken" or "Barbie" and live your life accordingly. Fact: Bp. Tod's chancery & parish assignments make his agenda clear.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 05, 2005 8:45 AM ET USA

    Whatever this guy is preaching, it is not the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. It is idiocy disguised as arrogance.

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