Here it is, folks!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 14, 2005

Young minds. Fresh ideas. Audacious innovation. The future has arrived.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 15, 2005 11:28 AM ET USA

    What a tragically accurate picture you paint, Diogenes. Far from risible or lurid, your visual commentary is a cri de coeur intended to jolt Catholics of goodwill into effective action & really get in the faces of our less worthy Bishops.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 15, 2005 9:33 AM ET USA

    A picture still upstages a thousand words!

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 14, 2005 8:52 PM ET USA

    You know, Diogenes... Sometimes I think you push the envelope... I think a direct and even confrontational remark would be safer... more respectful and less prone to misinterpetation... But I think I get your point... and tragically enough that is EXACTLY why I DON'T think John Paul II will ever be called "the Great..."

  • Posted by: - Mar. 14, 2005 5:02 PM ET USA

    If the visitation in the 1980's was so successful, why are things still so much of a mess? It doesn't seem promising. I also wait for a visitation of the priesthood when active gays will be placed on the definitely inactive list. But then sometimes I dream the impossible dream.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 14, 2005 3:05 PM ET USA

    One of the workshop items for Seminary leaders leading up to the Visitation is, "address various issues including many aspects of and best practices in formation for celibacy." "Best practices" comes right out of the Baldridge Quality Award for companies trying to produce zillions of identical widgets. Note that several of the Baldridge winners went shortly on to bankruptcy. It seems to me that best practices for this should have been perfected by the Church millenia ago.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 14, 2005 2:46 PM ET USA

    To its credit, it does have headlights and windshield wipers to enable someone to actually see ahead, and lack of windows would provide fresh air for clear thinking. But with no one with a brain behind the wheel, lack of basic elements needed to actually move foward and accomplish something, not to mention the evident lack of general care and maintenance of the subject at hand it needs to be scrapped and another model found. The accuracy of the map on the front seat also worries me.

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Mar. 14, 2005 1:40 PM ET USA

    I repeat what a great football coach once said: "You win with people". Don't tell me about forms and methods I want to know who are the visitors and how they are selected so that they are not part of the problem.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Mar. 14, 2005 10:18 AM ET USA

    wow. this does NOT seem very hopeful at all. am I to read a couple of the links as: "young minds"---a workshop to help a Seminary to pass the test (how to hide a cheat sheet)?; "fresh ideas"---homosexuality really not much of a prob, no mention of orthodoxy?; "audacious innovation"---trying to use the same treatment to heal a problem (even though that treatment has proven not to work time and again)? Sad, I can top this old jalopy any day...60k / year & expenses.