Friday, October 06, 2006

Weekend Wonderings --- What If ....?

What if, rather than a US Congressman, Mark Foley was instead a Roman Catholic priest?
It's always interesting to see who gets benefit of the doubt and who gets immediately blamed.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Deacon DW said...

Well, I don't know how much you want to rely on this, but I heard on a much respected newscast that Fox actually reported that Foley is a Democrat.

10/06/2006 3:04 PM  
Anonymous BARBARA said...

"Keep your eyes fixed on Christ'.
St. Teresa of Avila.

10/07/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

My 2ยข...

Well, I'm sure his own party wants to say that Foley is a Democrat, because God forbid they now have an outed gay man (pedophile or not) in their ranks! At least it wasn't like he wanted to MARRY another man, though.

The alcoholism excuse sounded like just that--an excuse. No matter how much I've ever had to drink, it hasn't made me go for people a fraction of my age. He's gone from blaming the power he wielded over young men to the power supposedly held over him by alcohol. Then the nameless "clergyman" story--an easy target. True? Who knows--he can't be believed. It cheapens the plight of abused people everywhere.

10/07/2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

A nun struck me once. Across the face. (And, as the school admitted when her contract was not renewed, the attack by her was unprovoked.)

I suppose I could use that as an excuse for every stupid or wrong thing I've ever done.

One problem, though. It wouldn't be true. Yes, she hit me, and that was unjust. But it wouldn't be true that it's her fault every time I do something stupid.

10/08/2006 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me, or has this blog just fallen apart in the past few weeks? What happened? it used to be so good...

10/09/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Natty said...

Anonymous:

Fallen apart? Ouch. It would simply seem that real life is taking priority in Sr. Steph's world right now. It happens.

I wasn't going to say anything, but the more I thought about if I came back to a comment like that on MY blog, I'd hope someone would say a word in my defense.

Why do those with critical comments always feel the need to hide behind anonymity?

10/09/2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Amen to Natty's post.

10/09/2006 11:03 PM  
Blogger Catholic Convert said...

My goodness... I just took a tour of your monastery... and it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!! =) God Bless...

And by the way... your question is a good one... too many people are focusing on manipulating the situation into a political event rather than being concerned for the young person involved!

10/12/2006 2:18 AM  

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