Here is Bulletin_2015-12-06
I’ve been in Idaho all week and just arrived back in Dulles a few hours ago. It was a good week driving around in 6 inches of snow and enjoying temperatures down to -2º F. The best part was the commute time that was down from my normal nearly two hours each way to 10 minutes each way.
The high point of the week was the arrival of grandchild number 11, granddaughter number 5. The folks back in Idaho had to put up with several days of a bragging grandfather. But, they all had to admit that the pictures revealed the most beautiful little girl you can imagine. God is so very good!
Needless to say, I have lost some continuity on what is happening at St. Peter’s. So, forgive me this evening for my brevity and the lack of depth in my commentary.
Analysis and Commentary
1. The Little Blue Book is Back: The Little Blue Book – Advent and Christmas Seasons is back. Apparently, it emerged at the Masses last weekend. This is where our Pastor demonstrates that he is consistent and repetitive. That allows us the opportunity to isolate and identify his pattern, expose his actions, and consider his intent. I refer you to For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2014-11-30 and Rules and Tools for Radical Pastors #4. We suppose that our Pastor is an Bishop Untenerian. In his day, the dissenting Bishop Untener was probably considered to be a Bishop with a “fresh view“. In many ways, Father and his friend Fred Pugarelli would want a someone like Bishop Untener to become the Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington when Bishop Loverde retires. —– The Little Blue Book helps to pave the way gaining acceptance of such a Bishop by the unsuspecting sheep of St. Peter’s.
2. From a Hotel Room in Idaho: I don’t keep a journal or a diary. Sometimes, however, I keep notes of my research. Following are some edited excerpts from notes I made during the quiet evening in my hotel room last week:
1. I’m sitting in a hotel room in Idaho Falls. … our Pastor is a friend and associate of the Fred Pugarelli, who is quoted in the article Local Catholics Ask For New Arlington Bishop With a ‘Fresh View’. Rules and Tools for Radical Pastors #8 – Bishop With a ‘Fresh View’2. … on the face of it, the Website http://novabishop.org/ appears to be of only low-level concern. After all, there are only a few hundred signers at present. Nevertheless, there may be more to it than what we see on the surface. Consider what was said about this by Voice of the Faithful. This has the potential to go national.
News from NationalBishop Selection Options: New Template Available from Virginia
Voice of the Faithful hosts a national web portal (link is external) for the faithful to submit ideas about the qualities their next bishop should possess. It’s a basic survey tool, designed to send responses directly to the papal nuncio from any diocese in the U.S.But some Catholics hope to increase their impact by focusing only on their home dioceses. The faithful in the Arlington VA diocese did just that, creating a web site that allows local parishioners to support some “requested considerations in selecting the new bishop” as well as enter their own comments. Even better, they are happy to share that template with others.
3. The Association of US Catholic Priests also are interested in the Arlington group’s effort:
Selection of a BishopArlington Catholics seek lay participation in selecting their next bishop, believing that the next Bishop of Arlington should be a person who embodies the criteria laid out by Pope Francis. The criteria include being a “pastor close to the people” and not having “the psychology of ‘Princes.’”Go to the LINKS tab or click here.