I have a DVD set of old Christmas movies. "Boys Town" with Spencer Tracey and Mickey Rooney is one of them. While watching it tonight I was reminded of a post I did on this blog about Fr. Flanagan, the founder of the real Boys Town. I had forgotten what the post was about, only that I had been moved to write it after watching the movie.
Searching the blog, I found that I wrote this two years ago. And having just married off a daughter a few weeks ago to a good man, the content of my post had fresh import - at least for me.
As you will read, my post was about the infamous speech of a certain neo-cult presbyter, a speech which has forever nicknamed him "O.J." And while we must continue our crusade to rid ourselves of a fake seminary system and the cult which produces and ordains this kind of thinking, the real problem is that today, there are not enough Fr. Flanagan's.
Maybe once you get your "church back"...there will be. Maybe.