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Friday, October 21, 2005

"...a new and awesome change in the life of the Church."

Not all bishops are created equal. I say, let's pray for the less equal, and actively affirm the more equal when they stand up for the faith.

To whit, Bishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Nicola De Angelis deserves credit for publically correcting (and then some) a wayward liberal priest who saw the last summer's attempted ordination of some elderly feminists on a boat in the St. Lawrence River as "the beginning of a new and awesome change in the life of the church."

Careful what you wish for, Reverend.

Readers wishing to drop Bishop "Nick of the Angels" a message of encouragement can write, email or fax him below. You know he's going to be rated lower than Hitler for this.

Diocese of Peterborough
350 Hunter Street West
Box 175 Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y8
Tel. 705/745-5123
Fax. 705/745-2555
Diocesan website:
Most Rev. Nicola De Angelis, c.f.i.c Bishop of Peterborough

The above photo shows one of the ladies basking in the glow of an invalid sacrament, presumably getting ready to confect the Real Absence. My fellow Angelino el Senor Quintero at LA Catholic will correct me here, but isn't such a tender embrace a boundary violation?


Anonymous The Observer said...

Is He plannin to shag her then or what??!!

4:42 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Uh, they're both female. (Not, I'm not kidding.)

9:00 AM

Anonymous joe mccool said...

Bravo to this bishop who showed some backbone. Unfortunately, the priest is correct about the Church continuing to change. Most churches I go to are dominated by women and reflect their feminine sensibilities. It's sad to see the continued feminization of the Church. It's no wonder that islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.

11:15 AM

Blogger Patrick said...

Tha's why I think His Excellency's ofice should be flooed with Thank You emails, calls and faxes. These men of God need to know that gutsy decisions are so appreciated by the faithful.

Joe, I suggest you stop going to those chick-dominated Tridentine Masses. Isn't incense but a perfume surrogate?

3:15 PM

Anonymous joe mccool said...

As soon as you stop attending those overtly masculine novus ordo. I have to admit altar girls in sneakers and hand holding is making you too macho. What man's chest doesn't swell when he hears Marty Haugen?

4:01 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Marty Haugen. Now *that* brought a tear to my eye. Now I have to go repair My Father's burlap banners.

7:06 AM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

Did you say these women were ordained on the Isle of Lesbos?

3:02 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

' fraid so, MWM. But without the soft lighting and the shiny blonde tresses. Just lumberjack boots and buzz cuts.

4:01 PM

Blogger Quintero said...

That pic makes me want to vomit.

10:00 AM

Anonymous Padraig said...

Caption winner: Come on, gimme some tongue, toots.

2:57 PM

Blogger Non Sum Dignus said...

the androgynous fellow(?) on the right seems to have returned from the visit to the Hale-Bopp comet

2:38 PM


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