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Old 8th September 2014, 04:54 PM
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For those of us who follow Msgr Pope’s blog on the Archdiocese of Washington DC webpage, it appears he’s been censored over his latest post entitled “Time to End the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Al Smith Dinner?” in which he writes –

“…Decades ago the “Al Smith Dinner” was a time for Republicans and Democrats to bury the hatchet (even if only temporarily) and come together to raise money for the poor and to emphasize what unites us rather than what divides us. But in the old days the death of 50 million infants was not what divided us. We were divided about lesser things such as how much of the budget should go to defense and how much to social spending. Reasonable men might differ over that.

But now we are being asked to raise toasts and to enjoy a night of frivolity with those who think it is acceptable to abort children by the millions each year, with those who think anal sex is to be celebrated as an expression of love and that LGBTQIA… (I=intersexual, A= Asexual) is actually a form of sanity to which we should tip our hat, and with those who stand four-square against us over religious liberty.

Now the St. Patrick’s Parade is becoming of parade of disorder, chaos, and fake unity. Let’s be honest: St. Patrick’s Day nationally has become a disgraceful display of drunkenness and foolishness in the middle of Lent that more often embarrasses the memory of Patrick than honors it…”

I would have just provided a link instead of the above excerpt but the article has since been removed, likely due to pressure from the Archdiocese. His statement can be read here –

http://blog.adw.org/2014/09/what-hap...s-parade-post/

It seems more than coincidental that this censorship came on the heels of Cardinal Dolan announcing he will lead a gay-inclusive St. Patrick’s Day parade next year.

I’m both sad and angry that good priests are being shot down for speaking the truth, no matter how harsh the truth may sound.
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Old 8th September 2014, 06:48 PM
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Here's the post by Msgr. Charles Pope (Sept 4th, 2014) --

The time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let me get more specific.

Decades ago the “Al Smith Dinner” was a time for Republicans and Democrats to bury the hatchet (even if only temporarily) and come together to raise money for the poor and to emphasize what unites us rather than what divides us. But in the old days the death of 50 million infants was not what divided us. We were divided about lesser things such as how much of the budget should go to defense and how much to social spending. Reasonable men might differ over that.

But now we are being asked to raise toasts and to enjoy a night of frivolity with those who think it is acceptable to abort children by the millions each year, with those who think anal sex is to be celebrated as an expression of love and that LGBTQIA… (I=intersexual, A= Asexual) is actually a form of sanity to which we should tip our hat, and with those who stand four-square against us over religious liberty.

Now the St. Patrick’s Parade is becoming of parade of disorder, chaos, and fake unity. Let’s be honest: St. Patrick’s Day nationally has become a disgraceful display of drunkenness and foolishness in the middle of Lent that more often embarrasses the memory of Patrick than honors it.

In New York City in particular, the “parade” is devolving into a farcical and hateful ridicule of the faith that St. Patrick preached.

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It’s time to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Al Smith Dinner and all the other “Catholic” traditions that have been hijacked by the world. Better for Catholics to enter their churches and get down on their knees on St. Patrick’s Day to pray in reparation for the foolishness, and to pray for this confused world to return to its senses. Let’s do adoration and pray the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet unceasingly for this poor old world.

But don’t go to the parade; stay away from the Al Smith Dinner and all that “old school” stuff that hangs on in a darkened world. And as for St Patrick’s Day, it’s time to stop wearin’ the green and instead take up the purple of Lent and mean it. Enough of the celebration of stupidity, frivolity, and drunkenness that St Paddy’s day has become. We need penance now, not foolishness. We don’t need parades and dinner with people who scoff at our teachings, insist we compromise, use us for publicity, and make money off of us. We’re being played for (and are?) fools.

End the St Patrick’s parade. End the Al Smith Dinner and all other such compromised events. Enough now, back to Church! Wear the purple of Lent and if there is going to be a procession, let it be Eucharistic and penitential for the sins of this age.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

How say you?

-- above post quoted from LifeSiteNews
http://www.lifesitenews.com/pulse/it...l-smith-dinner
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Old 8th September 2014, 06:58 PM
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As far as I know, the St. Patrick's Day parade is not a Catholic parade, or it's not a parade that has been endorsed by the Catholic Church. It's a parade that has been created by the Irish people to celebrate their heritage, but sadly, this has gone out of order nowadays and has the name of our great Saint.
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Old 8th September 2014, 08:15 PM
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Well said, Msgr. Pope.

The flock needs more bold and true and courageous voices,
spoken loud and openly.

Let us ask Our Lady (on her birthday Feast today) to obtain
for us the grace to see truth in truth and to respond by changing our lives.
We do need to return to much prayer and reparation.

May God bless him and all who speak God's truth.
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