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An Unholy War: Part Two
I do not see your mom losing this battle!
By: Cranky on February 11, 2015
go, mom, go!!! lambaste the s.o.b! (ahem, sorry for my reformed catholic outburst...)
By: TexWisGirl on February 11, 2015
Your mother might be God's referee. I grew up in a Catholic household and was an altar boy too. I vaguely remember the fire and brimstone sermons.
By: Daniel LaFrance on February 11, 2015
Good for your mom!! :)
By: Rita McGregor on February 11, 2015
So sad. Those "populate the earth" anti birth control decrees are in almost all religions, yet there never seems to be any money given by religious orders to support financially strapped households. Your mom had a lot of guts to actually speak out against "obedience to the Pope and Catholic doctrine."
By: Lexa Cain on February 11, 2015
I wish I could have met your mom!!
By: fishducky on February 11, 2015
Your mother let him have it and rightfully so! I guess the Apostle Paul was a huge sinner since he didn't even marry, let alone have kids.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on February 11, 2015
Such an evil man. I suppose he was in consistence with church teaching, but I really have no idea. Do you?
By: Snowbrush on February 11, 2015
Wow. I am speechless.That's so many kinds of wrong I don't even know where to start. Yay Mom!
By: Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines on February 11, 2015
Wow, I am stunned by his preachings. What a dreadful picture to plant in a child's mind. Be proud of your Mom Stephen, she won that one hands down.
By: Akansas Patti on February 11, 2015
I think I'd contest his "theology." Your mom certainly seems like the power player in this match.
By: Tom Cochrun on February 11, 2015
I can't wait to read the conclusion, but I'm rooting for your Mom!
By: Pixel Peeper on February 11, 2015
Go Mom! Good for her! My epiphany re: the Catholic Church was when I was looking at an issue of Life Magazine- and Pope Pius XII was shown in front of a barrio I believe was in Rio and the poor people were kneeling in front of him. I was only perhaps 13 but I was so angry that he was covered with jewels and robes etc representing money those people would never have- I know Pope Pius XII did a lot of good-but that day I lost all respect for the Catholic church. How dare that priest preach that sermon to you and the other altar boys.
By: Kathe W. on February 11, 2015
I am constantly amazed at the lengths so-called men of the cloth will go to to fatten their coffers. I wish Mom had kicked his ass all the way back to his church.
By: Catalyst on February 11, 2015
WAIT! We didn't have pinatas at the Baptist church, either. Glad to hear that your mother banned the priest from her bedroom.
By: Val on February 11, 2015
Amazing, and i don't think your Mother will lose the next round, either.
By: messymimi on February 11, 2015
I'll be waiting for the final episode. Father Hinklemeyer is not the only man of religion to turn people against one another.
By: red on February 11, 2015
Jesus Mary and Joseph I'm on your mom's side. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on February 11, 2015
It all sounds quite strange and exotic to me although I do know some people still have similar attitudes!
By: jenny woolf on February 12, 2015
Your mother was a brave soul. Good for her to stand up to him. I was baptized Catholic, but thankfully that was a far as the indoctrination got and I tried out many churches before I decided religion was not for me.
By: Tabor on February 12, 2015
Well, this is timely considering the pope's latest proclamation re the selfishness of parents who don't hae as many children as they possibly can...a proclamation made by a man who is celibate and has no children. But your mom is awesome.
By: Ellen Abbott on February 12, 2015
Love your Mom. Didn't the Pope recently make a very similar public statement? Perhaps that's why you wrote this. PS Wasn't Jesus an only child?
By: Robyn Engel on February 12, 2015
I was wondering if you had the same problem I had when I was an altar boy (four years...I was blessed by the Holy Spirit apparently). Since I was short and portly (Grandma called me 'husky.' Whatever), the cassocks which would go around my middle were much too long. The ones which didn't drag on the floor, though, wouldn't button around my belly. My solution? Go with the ones which were of the correct length, but NOT button several buttons around my middle. Then, I'd throw a surplice over the whole shebang. None of the congregation were wise to the fact that my cassock had several unbuttoned buttons. Praise the Lord.
By: Al Penwasser on February 13, 2015
This as good as Indiana Jones................... I wait with relish for the next instalment!
By: John on February 13, 2015
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