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Why a Parishioner Uprising in Portland Backfired

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Davidnic, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Davidnic

    Davidnic Well-Known Member Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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  2. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Those parishioners were and are off their rocker. The whole thing was absurd.
     
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  3. Davidnic

    Davidnic Well-Known Member Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Yep.
     
  4. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic

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    Well, what else can you say except "It's Portland on the West Coast". So they're about 25 years ahead of Portland ME, on the East Coast.

    Good thing God's Early Warning system is still working!
     
  5. Skittles

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    The fruit of decades of bad catechesis
     
  6. Fenwick

    Fenwick LET'S GO IRISH

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    The fact that parish communities like these are even ALLOWED TO EXIST in the first place should be offensive to anyone with Catholic sensibilities. I wish the Pope would anathematize everything those parishioners stand for.

    Regarding the "Catholic women's strike" that they were threatening, I'd love to see some orthodox Catholics from elsewhere in the diocese step in to help in whatever areas of the parish would be neglected by their absence. Maybe even let them go as employees or refuse their volunteer service going forward.

    Wicked woman. The Church is not a democracy, get used to it. She and her cohort are Episcopalians masquerading as Catholics. Disgusting.

    Glad to see the diocese backing him. This should shut the door on everything for the protestors.
     
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    By a molester of boys.
     
  8. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Is there any options for discipline or teaching for these disruptive parishioners?
     
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    I suppose that speaking with them would be the best option. People that are disruptive are expressing hurt.
     
  10. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    I don't believe that to always be the case.
     
  11. Anhelyna

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    OK - I'd like to ask a few questions here , if you would permit me so to do.

    The timeline , to me is confusing - I can't help feeling that something is missing , or I'm more stupid than I realise.

    1) Fr Don Durand served in this Parish from 1970-1983 according to the CNN Story of Aug 14. Do we accept that as absolutely correct ?
    2) Fr Durand retired from active ministry in 2001 [ same source] and after a while his priestly faculties were removed. Again do we accept that as absolutely correct ?

    Now getting up to date

    3) Fr. Kuforiji, himself a Nigerian immigrant was ordained in 2015, taken from the CNA source on Aug 14 Again - do we accept that as correct ?
    4) Fr Kuforiji was installed as Pastor in 2018 [ again from the same CNA article ]

    So who was caring for the Parish from 1983 [ 0r perhaps 2001 when Fr Durand retired ] until Fr Kuforiji arrived on the scene ?
     
  12. charsan

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    I agree. They are disruptive because of hate and pride in their heart.
     
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