Monday, September 19, 2016


Posted by Bob

The homily at yesterday's Mass centered around this language from the Sunday Missal:"'You cannot serve both God and mammon': the meaning is obvious. If you sever the management of your possession from your religious faith, you will soon be going by a double standard..."

From the pulpit: "No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24

And then from the Apostolic Administrator via the mouths of priests:"...I understand that a Bill that has serious implications for the Archdiocese has now passed the state legislature, Substitute Bill 326-33...."  AA Hon has so little regard for our Archdiocese, our island and us that he said  326 has " passed the state legislature,..."  which state, Hon, New Jersey?!!

The thrust of the second page of the AA's letter is all about protecting property. Because Hon's letter has been analyzed, criticized, parsed and explained to a fair thee well on Junglewatch, I will only conclude; it's all about money and property. Priests who listened to their own homilies should have little trouble identifying Hon's major concern here: mammon.

The homily urges God over mammon then minutes later the Hon letter pleads for mammon.         

Irony or hypocrisy?

When it comes to the innocents, children, the altar boys who were victimized Hon is quite willing to leave them to their fate. Scores of them could bring suit against a penniless 95 year old who can't even remember how many or who they were and is still on the church payroll so that the wealth of the church can be protected--no compassion, charity, sympathy or even regard for the poor unfortunates who fell victim to priests. God or Mammon?

The heart rending exposé that began with Roy, then Doris, followed by Walter and Roland supplemented by the Brouillard confessions and the Ray De Plata interviews suggest that the child sexual abuse exposed within our church so far this year is but the tip of a very large iceberg. It is now abundantly clear that for a long, long time one of the more hazardous undertakings for our youngsters has been to serve as altar boys. Today we know not how many were sexually abused. 

Although today we can only estimate how many altar boys were sexually abused, we are now aware of a new form of more subtle abuse visited upon our innocent youngsters. In some of the parishes altar boys were used to distribute Hon's propaganda. Parents have a reasonable expectation that when they allow their boys to serve as altar boys that they will participate in the liturgy of the Mass. The Apostolic Administrator and pastors should respect that expectation. They should not take advantage of the tender years of altar boys for their own ulterior purposes. 

Here's the irony. The conflagration in the church that we are now dealing with began because Apuron, et al. used altar boys for their own ulterior purposes. Now in the post-Apuron era we see the use altar boys for the ulterior purposes of the Apostolic Administrator.
                                        Irony or hypocrisy?

Is the ultimate irony that the Apostolic Administrator engages in such hypocrisy as displayed on Sunday?


  1. Irony or hypocrisy, you make the call. Webster will make the final ruling.

  2. God was sending us a message.

  3. Apparently a majority of the clergy seem to believe otherwise.

  4. Both. And both are sickening

  5. Readings: Sunday, 18 September 2016

    For ready reference, here is a link to the Scripture readings for Sunday, 18 September 2016.

  6. "For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also."

    Their treasure needs to be in Heaven!