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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What really is the handicap?

Just a quick update on the rumored handicapping list for future auxiliary bishops in Milwaukee. I have confirmed its existence, and heard more that it is a rather acerbic, non-charitable view from some priest(s) writer(s) about brother priests. No surprise in the highly charged post-RGW era. Remember the working motto of the Ken Mich Alliance: Debase rather than debate, Dis rather than discuss.

I still have not obtained a copy of the list, but am told that at the top of the list is Fr. Dave Malloy. There solely by virtue of his position as General Secretary at the Bishops' Conference.

When pressed to elucidate, a priest who had likely seen the list was defensive about a view that the list was mean-spirited. His reply was "nice people are treated nicely." So we can presume that with that much intellectual fortitude being brought to bear, nice guys are treated with kid gloves. I would say that this can be interpreted to mean that those who will not change anything (i.e. Sklba or another Weaklandista) are to be highly recommended on this list While those who might be orthodox and uphold accountability will be scorned.

I am still trying to get my hands on the list and will pass it on once I get one. A point to learn: the Weaklandistas want the people to have a voice, so let's use ours. Given the lack of backbone shown thus far by His Excellency, as I have said before, contact the Nuncio in Washington with your recommendations of good pastors who should be named our auxiliary bishop!

Still developing....

Mike

15 Comments:

Blogger Terrence Berres said...

"When pressed to elucidate, a priest who had likely seen the list was defensive about a view that the list was mean-spirited. His reply was 'nice people are treated nicely.' "

Do not the tax collectors do the same?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Given Rembert's proclivity to manage the affairs of the Archdiocese (without regard to the fact that he's been deposed,) I'm not too optimistic about the process' results.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Given Rembert's proclivity to manage the affairs of the Archdiocese (without regard to the fact that he's been deposed,) I'm not too optimistic about the process' results.?)

Where do you guys get this stuff? I work in the Central Offices and I've never heard this stuff. You make this stuff up to make yourselves look important?

Entertaining to read your ramblings.

Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that the previous post is from someone who works in the central offices - how surprising that it was posted on a Thursday afternoon at 2:47. Isn't that supposed to be work time? My goodness I thought all the money we were sinking into the diocesan bureaucracy was going to waste, how wrong I was!

Thursday, June 01, 2006 2:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mike, the Faithful Catholic said...

OK, "Anonymous" at the Central Offices...let's think through the possibility that I might "make this stuff up." Why do I need to? I am confident that there exists, and I will be able to get a copy of, the indicated handicapping document as I know that it has been faxed around now from various Alliance members to other members.

The fact that you work at the Central Offices and read my blog...Thank-You...you have good taste (even though you work at the central offices). The fact that you choose to remain anonymous...hmm...do you really work there? Are YOU making that up?

Never having heard about this stuff, well maybe you need to leave the central offices from time to time and talk with some of us who are seeing our Church, our faith, our sacraments, and our good priests torn down on a regular basis. The worst part is that the tearing down is being done from within.

I agree with Anonymous #2, why aren't you working?

Mike

Thursday, June 01, 2006 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

Maybe they were just taking a break from dusting the statuary.

Thursday, June 01, 2006 3:41:00 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

The PuzzlePalace/Central Office anonymous observer demonstrates a lack of, ah, intelligence which is astounding.

Before Bp Dolan arrived on the scene, RW sent a letter to every priest, making "predictions" and observations.

Mike posted a blog-entry citing RW's allocution (not a guilty-plea, Anony) to the PajamaParty faithful this year--ALSO indirectly instructing Bp Dolan on what to do...

But none are so blind as they who will not see...

Ah, well.

Friday, June 02, 2006 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scathing lack of charity! You are forgiven. I hope I have not cause you undo stress.

I was only referring to the statement that Archbishop Weakland ‘runs the show from the background’. I was not referring to any ‘list of possible’ Auxiliaries. As for not working in the afternoon, many of us work in the evenings and weekends, as well as during the day, sometimes putting in over and 18 hour workdays. (I would not do it if I did not believe in the mission of the Christ. Again, that is where charity comes in.) So, your financial contributions are taken seriously and used wisely. As for the anonymity,…I do not have time to blog that often, so I don’t have a blog identity.

Focus gentlemen. Do not get taken with your ramblings as truly serious.

Friday, June 02, 2006 4:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scathing lack of charity! You are forgiven. I hope I have not cause you undo stress.

I was only referring to the statement that Archbishop Weakland ‘runs the show from the background’. I was not referring to any ‘list of possible’ Auxiliaries. As for not working in the afternoon, many of us work in the evenings and weekends, as well as during the day, sometimes putting in over and 18 hour workdays. (I would not do it if I did not believe in the mission of the Christ. Again, that is where charity comes in.) So, your financial contributions are taken seriously and used wisely. As for the anonymity,…I do not have time to blog that often, so I don’t have a blog identity.

Focus gentlemen. Do not get taken with your ramblings as truly serious.

Friday, June 02, 2006 5:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double post. This blog stuff is so new to me. Perhaps if I had time to waste, I would not make such mistakes.

Friday, June 02, 2006 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger Pacem said...

Anonymous,

Thanks for your honesty and work to build up the Church. Without people like you who make sure that Christ's administrative work is done, the working mission of Christ would be lacking. Don't take other bloger's lack of charity to heart. They are very much like the Rush Limbaugh "drive-by media". Patient work in the vineyard will pay off, in spite of uncharitable people.

Friday, June 02, 2006 5:14:00 PM  
Blogger Mike, the Faithful Catholic said...

To the Central Office Apologist, Pacem-praised, Anonymous:

I think that Dad29's point lay in the fact that almost the totality of the Weakland-Era leadership and management are still in place. In most ways, so is the Weakland era pastoral priorities. Oh, Archbishop Dolan talks a good game... show me the change and progress!

The same can be said for the working so of the priests of the diocese. The Alliance, representing so many failed ideas of the 70's, is trying to control who will be the next auxiliary bishop by cruelly bad-mouthing anyone who might be devoted to the Church, the Pope, and this Archbishop.

That is how Archbishop Weakland is still exerting way too much control over the Archdiocese.

Mike

Saturday, June 03, 2006 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Mike, I was specifically referring to "Romanita," the practice of managing through creating expectations...RW plays that game very well.

And, for the AdminCrowd's edification: working at the Puzzle Palace is NOT the only valid method of working for the Church--which I have done, paid and voluntarily, for over 40 years.

40 years, folks.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

And, Terrence--I'm disappointed that your link to "statuary" did not show the bust of Martin Luther housed in the Puzzle Palace.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 2:22:00 PM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

"As for not working in the afternoon, many of us work in the evenings and weekends, as well as during the day, sometimes putting in over and 18 hour workdays. (I would not do it if I did not believe in the mission of the Christ. Again, that is where charity comes in.)"

Isn't the work of Archdiocesan staff supposed to be advancing that mission? What objective measures indicate that's been happening?

"So, your financial contributions are taken seriously and used wisely."

Like when Catholic Charities underwrites Wisconsin Public Radio?

Saturday, June 03, 2006 2:55:00 PM  

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