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