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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A possible vision of the future.

As mentioned previously, the archepiscobile (possible Archbishops for those that support women deacons) Thomas Paprocki is a good man from the flat land to the south. Last week he was in Milwaukee to preside at the White Mass for doctors and nurses at the Basilica of St. Josaphat (I wonder why they avoid the Cathedral? LOL!)

Part of his homily is well worth sharing not just with doctors, but consider what it might mean if directed at priests. (Simply put, Bishop Paprocki will not be invited to the next Alliance meeting.)

An excerpt from Bishop Paprocki's homily (insert "priesthood" for medicine):

Medicine is an honorable profession. It seeks to cure, heal and restore human beings to health. It is honorable because its ultimate goal is to provide good health for each and every single person. The goal is for you to work yourself out of a job, yet we all know that will never happen, at least not in our lifetimes.

The pressures of the developing medical field can leave us over-worked, beleaguered, and exasperated. However, we need to return to the vision that brought you to study the healing sciences. We need to recover our dream. As we gather together in this great Basilica of St. Josaphat, our dreams need to be nourished by a clear focus of our time and trust.

You sacrifice yourselves for patients. There are occasions when you are robbed of sleep; the times of hastily changed plans to respond to someone in need; the emergency calls that make your hearts pound as you assess the situation. You sacrifice as Christ sacrificed. You pour out yourselves for the sake of your patients; Christ poured himself out for the sake of the kingdom of God.

The dream that brought you to the study of medicine, the increasingly difficult situations you find yourselves in, centering yourselves on Christ and the life he offers, and keeping this all in balance requires what our Gospel calls wisdom.


And then in a refreshing episcopal approach to leadership, bluntness!

[My pharmacist father] didn't have to worry about the Governor of the State of Illinois trying to violate his rights of conscience and force him to fill prescriptions for the so-called "morning after pill," "emergency contraception," and other abortifacients.

Don't you wish.....

Mike

P.S. Who knew that anything in Milwaukee Magazine would cause such a theological debate?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paprocki's a long-shot at this point. Listecki is well-positioned to take the helm....

Paprocki served as Cardinal George's point person on the Sexual Abuse Scandal in Chicago, and when he did what the Cardinal asked, earned his pink hat. He's a Canon Lawyer, so he will be an ordinary somewhere, but you're thinking is too wishful if you believe he has a chance to come to Milwaukee. He might just end up in Superior.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 7:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's obvious he will never be invited back. He's not playing the game correctly.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:51:00 PM  

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