Before Mother Angelica and EWTN; before Protestant tele-evangelists, there was one man on the airwaves preaching Christ. This man is now closer to sainthood. He was elevated to Venerable by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI. This man is none other than Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
He would appear on the primitive television sets of the 50’s in full abito piano, something that is lacking in today’s clergy which should be brought back to show the dignity of the priesthood.
Archbishop Sheen spoke the truth on tv and radio. He did not hide anything and his words are valid even in today’s world which has fallen greatly in morals since the 40’s and 50’s.
May Archbishop Sheen pray for us all. May he pray for America and the Catholic Church.
Source: http://www.fultonsheen.com/ http://www.archbishopsheencause.org/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/fulton-sheen-archbishop-sainthood_n_1636075.html?ref=topbar http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/nyregion/archbishop-fulton-j-sheen-advances-toward-sainthood.html
Former president of Human Life International, Thomas Euteneuer is in a lot of trouble. A former employee is accusing him of inappropriate contact. The alleged victim claims Euteneuer sexually abused her for 2 years during an “exorcism.”
Euteneuer did admit to overstepping the boundaries of a priest, he apologized in 2011 by claiming that he made “imprudent decisions with harmful consequences, the worst of which was violating the boundaries of chastity with an adult female who was under my spiritual care.”
The victim is suing Human Life International and the diocese of Arlington for 5.3 million dollars.
These stories are depressing to hear but are the reality of when a priest is not spiritually grounded. Priests are men, they have natural drives to reproduce. A man cannot just shut down these natural cues that cause arousal and the desire to reproduce. This is where spiritual and psychological maturity comes in.
I found this (http://www.stealthbadger.net/2012/09/immaturity-and-intellectual-sloth-really/) and am responding according. My comments are in black and the original is in blue.
///I just saw a post over at Sacerdotus that saddens me. I’m not going to excerpt it because of the explicitly-stated licensing conditions on the front page, but it’s a brief read, and I suggest you take a look at it now.
The post is titled “With Age Comes Wisdom,” which was based on an article that Sacerdotus read at The Huffington Post, which I will excerpt from after the jump:///
//The problems begin with “which god,” and multiply from there.///
///I wonder how well Shi’a Muslims would do in a task where they’re prompted to examine Sunni writings, or Catholics having to analyze the Mormon conception of gods (yes, gods). I suspect the results would be entertaining.1 Back to Sacerdotus.
He then goes on to say that this is a good thing, but that atheists seem to have a problem with “object permanence” (which is the simple realization that something you can’t see doesn’t necessarily not exist), and that a lack of belief exhibits “intellectual immaturity and sloth.”2 Do you want to know what exhibits “intellectual immaturity and sloth?” Conflating the cognitive development stage at which a child realizes that something hidden hasn’t really vanished with the idea that a being whose existence must be taken on faith alone might exist.3 Seriously, the two concepts are different. One involves the mental differentiation between how you see the world and how you think of it (and by extension the realization that the world is a thing that exists beyond what you perceive and desire), or as Phillip K. Dick put it, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” Faith is belief without requiring evidence. There’s a third possibility, open-mindedness, which is being willing to admit a lack of complete knowledge on a subject and therefore being open to the examination of new evidence. I’m not sure which of the latter two Sacerdotus is talking about, but if they can’t tell the difference between those three things, then perhaps a little mental development might be in order.///
///Either way, I’m pretty sure Sacerdotus is paranoid.
1. For me, at least.
2. Insert the immature and emotionally satisfying epithets of your choice here.
3. A god (or gods) might indeed exist. The question is, which one(s)? If any do exist, my money is on “none of those so far mentioned.”///
I am not paranoid.. far from it. Atheists are the ones paranoid with me and constantly go about making all kinds of strange claims regarding me.