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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Unloading some buckshot.

Just a few random thoughts, issues, and ideas:

It has been almost one week since my shot across the bow (am I too firearm oriented today?) of the powers that be at Trinity Academy in Pewaukee. More than one e-mail came in either accusing me of things, or warning (one from learned experience) that one does not criticize these people and get away unscathed. So far, so good...no horse heads in my bed...yet!

Also, a reminder of a tool that should be every bloggers friend: Wisconsin Circuit Court Access. Just enter names of important, or not so important, people and see what comes up. Oh, just for the heck of it, try it with names of say...a teachers from Trinity Academy. "Hmmm, I will have to think about the teaching skills used in "domestic abuse" or the resume value of "harrassment restraining order".

Message to John Hemmer, letter writer to the editor published in today's Journal-Sentinal. Point in your favor for "Dolan may as well be a politician." Strike against you for "the truly Christian thing to do would be to open the doors to all victims of priest sexual abuse and pay whatever is necessary to satisfy every substantiated claim from however long ago." Study up on the reason for a statute of limitations. It protects you as much as it should protect priests.

Message to Archbishop Dolan regarding "our Catholic Herald": Kudos on dropping McBrien, criticisms on dropping Weigel. I remember when Weigel came and gave a Pallium Lecture about Pope John Paul. You introduced him as something to the effect of a close friend and great churchman. So, the strength of your conviction is to treat McBrien and Weigel in the same way? Are they no different in your worldview or churchview? I guess not. If that is how you treat your friends, some might say it would be easier to be your enemy...maybe then I could get a job at the Cousins Center.

That's all for today. Let me know what you think.

Mike

7 Comments:

Blogger Dad29 said...

We know that fellow.

Some interesting stuff there, but perhaps less interesting than meets the eye.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In additiona to the abuse charges, did you see some of the people he has sued? Someone who is now a bishop, and a sitting judge. That's really bright?

Friday, September 08, 2006 3:58:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

It would be interesting to know the CONTENT of those lawsuits, rather than simply the names.

Friday, September 08, 2006 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mike, the Faithful Catholic said...

Well, you know the guy...please do share.

But, the question is still begged, what type of guy sues a bishop and a judge...and presumably loses both?

Friday, September 08, 2006 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike,

It is interesting how Catholic Social Teaching works when you are trying to cover your own balance sheet. Think of the untold number of victims out there who can no longer seek restitution.

Who are you speaking of at Trinity? the Mitchells?


Mark

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:07:00 AM  
Blogger Mike, the Faithful Catholic said...

As regards some of the insights listed above, no, I am not referring to the Mitchells.

Mike

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the powers that be at Trinity Academy, it's true that you will be nailed to the wall if you criticize them. Don't let it rock your world. You are not the first, and you will not be the last. You are just one more in a very long line of people who have been on the receiving end of unpleasant treatment.

The PTB's at Trinity Academy are not all bad. They do many generous and faith-filled things. But they have no capacity to separate themselves, as humans who at times imperfectly implement God's will, from God Himself.

There is a deeply rooted immaturity there. There is a profound incapacity to hear criticism, however small, and that attitude has metastasized over the years. It's not you. It's them.

Take the good from your experience with them, leave the bad, and move cheerfully on.

There are many, many people over the last decade who have experienced the same thing. Above all, don't let it influence your own service to the Church.

Monday, January 14, 2013 10:05:00 AM  

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