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Sunday, August 20, 2006

On the road again, and again, and again.

Previously we talked about Archbishop Timidity Dolan's not so swift actions at the "ordination" of a local woman.

Now we get to play where in the world....

In July the official calendar said Vacation.
This week, touring Ireland.
Next week, on retreat with other bishops.

Those office hours we all have to keep are such a bear aren't they?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, you complain about a lot of things in the Archdiocese, and while some of them are legitimate complaints, some just seem to be rather petty. What exactly is wrong with going on a retreat? Also, did you see that the Archbishop is leading a pilgrimage through Ireland? It's not like he's going on vacation, he's helping to minister to the people of the Archdiocese. This is one post I really can't figure out.

Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mike, the Faithful Catholic said...

What, precisely, marks the line between something that is "legitimate" and something that is "rather petty"?

Is it something quantifiable? Then how many pettys equal a legitimate?

Is it something relational? The who gets to have legitimate concerns, and who has only petty concerns?

Is it something personal? Then can your petty be my legitimate?

The point is, while there might be petty things here in this blog, those show us something. It may not show the same problems as the things you deem to be legitimate, but taken together, even the petty things begin to show us something.

So, I ask again...those office hour we all have to keep are such a bear aren't they?


Sunday, August 20, 2006 5:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I would agree with anonymous, as well. The Archbishop is entitled to a vacation and to retreat time, and leading a pilgrimmage to Ireland would certainly fall under the category of ministering to the people of the Archdiocese. That post seems more like somebody making up something to complain about. Maybe things aren't so terrible in the Archdiocese?

Monday, August 21, 2006 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

He's been here four years. By now he should know if he's got his clergy and staff more or less with his program.

If they are, then in his absence they will continue on as he wanted.

If they aren't, then in his absence they will continue on as they want.

So there's either no harm or just the usual harm if he's away.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 8:39:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Personally, I don't regard "pilgrimages" as "ministering to the Faithful." That's a crock.

But I won't criticize him for going on "pilgrimages," so long as he shows up in Milwaukee 40+ weeks of the year--and IS HERE DURING HOLY WEEK, (which IIRC is a Canon Law requirement.)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:47:00 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...


Under Diocesan regs, each priest is entitled to 4 weeks' vacation every year, plus 2 weeks' formation-leave, plus 1 week for retreat.

Came up in another context which had to do with a "Union-member" priest--who takes NINE weeks because "he feels like it."

Monday, August 28, 2006 2:59:00 PM  

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