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Priest Compares Bishop Paprocki to Muslim Terrorist
Creative Minority Report ^ | 12/2/2013 | matthew archbold

Posted on 12/02/2013 3:51:46 AM PST by markomalley

Two things us Catholics needed. A priest confusing Catholics about the Church's teachings on sexuality. And more namecalling!

Fr. Bill Kenneally, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Gertrude Parish in Chicago, wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in The Chicago Tribune where he not only comes out in support of gay marriage but compared Bishop Paprocki to a Muslim terrorist.

I am a retired pastor of a Catholic church in Edgewater where there are many gay and lesbian couples, many of whom are doing their best to raise children as a family. I admire their constancy and care while they continue to belong to a church that “officially” seems wrongheaded and bizarre in its resistance to legalization of same-sex marriage.
Lobbying and liturgical pyrotechnics are both costly and embarrassing. At times I have wondered why faithful Muslims do not distance themselves publicly from their fellow believers who perpetuate violence. I wish to distance myself publicly from the misguided efforts of Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield and his rite of exorcism. God bless Gov. Pat Quinn and all who are trying to live a life of faithful love.

— Rev. Bill Kenneally, Pastor Emeritus, St. Gertrude Parish, Chicago
This kind of verbiage does so much damage. The interesting thing is that many people think that this is evidence that the Church is changing. That it's become modern. But so many of these outrageous statements comes from retired priests or nearly retired priests. This kind of stuff, I suspect, is the last gasp of the 60's. Fr. Kenneally was ordained in 1961.

When he retired the Chicago Tribune did a story on him that had this:
Inspired by the reforms of Vatican II between 1962 and 1965, he enjoyed his first several years serving in city parishes. "There was this open window that looked out on a church that looked very, very progressive at the time," he said. "For a priest, those were the golden days where all these things that liberal theologians talked about were now part of the agenda of the church."

But during the papacy of John Paul II, Kenneally, then an associate pastor at St. Nicholas Church in Evanston, sensed a new conservatism taking shape, and his frustrations began to fester. "The deck is stacked now. That's what's frustrating for me," he said. "I don't think liberal Catholics are considered anymore by the hierarchy. They're thought of as some kind of pestilence or irrelevant."

Despite his angst, Kenneally remained a priest. When he arrived at St. Gertrude in 1984, he immediately added a contemporary worship service in a gym that featured jazz, dance and other creative expressions--an effort to give lapsed Catholics and seekers an alternative point of entry into the church
Kinda' makes sense, right?

TOPICS: Catholic

1 posted on 12/02/2013 3:51:46 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
"nobody expects, the Spanish Inquisition"

*the required monty python bump*

2 posted on 12/02/2013 4:03:58 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: markomalley

How many parts of the Bible must you ignore in order to be a “liberal Catholic”? How tightly must you embrace worldliness and learn to accept sinful behavior? When a church modernizes, that’s just a deceptive way of saying it moves away from God. The religion becomes humanism.

3 posted on 12/02/2013 4:11:58 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: markomalley

And another thing, how intellectually dishonest does someone have to be to compare strict adherence to one’s faith with terrorism? To murdering people? It’s either suggesting that devotion is pretty bad or murder is pretty trivial.

4 posted on 12/02/2013 4:22:13 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: markomalley

He looks CRAZY!! Liberalism IS a MENTAL DISEASE!

5 posted on 12/02/2013 4:52:25 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley

This kind of thinking happens sometimes with age. Father Bill Kenneally is cincere, I’m sure; but that doesn’t make what is says viable. He really ought to just keep quiet. That way, nobody would know that his mind is going.

6 posted on 12/02/2013 5:26:45 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent (F)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

He reminds me of Father Guido Sarducci on Saturday Night Live.

Why do I keep thinking that if we look into his background we will find a child molester.

7 posted on 12/02/2013 5:32:14 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: markomalley

He’s right, liberal Catholics are a pestilence.

8 posted on 12/02/2013 6:18:10 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

I agree, liberal Catholics are sinful and stupid and ought to follow Christ.

Christ said “Go and sin no more.”

9 posted on 12/02/2013 6:24:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

Who was in charge of the archdiocese of Chicago at that time may explain why this guy is still a priest. Parishes which had pastors with traditional views were replaced with radicals like this guy or those parishes had their schools and churches shut down and the property sold or torn down .

10 posted on 12/02/2013 8:02:21 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: yldstrk

But yet, we who do follow Christ was also warned by Him, “he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” So it goes both ways.

11 posted on 12/02/2013 8:14:19 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl; yldstrk
Especially on website like this one, it seems, we need to beware of the sin of Detraction, which is unnecessarily telling the secret faults of others, in such a way as to damage their good name.

However, in this case, Fr Keneally's fault was not secret: he published open slanders against the Church and against his own bishop. And correcting him is not "unnecessary" --- Bishop Paprocki has a right to be defended from Fr. Keneally's falsehoods.

Finally, Fr. Keneally has no good name to save: he has trashed it himself, by his flagrant undermining of Catholic faith and morals.

Telling the truth about somebody is not the same as casting a stone. It is necessary lest others be led astray.

One should be careful how one states it, however; and when; and to whom.

12 posted on 12/02/2013 10:32:20 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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