Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hey Longenecker, Armstrong and the rest of you Rad, Mad, Neo-Caths behaving badly, what are you doing hanging out with pagans and voodoo advocates?

Truly Father Longenecker, and my good friend, the verbose and oh-so-tolerant-of-his-fellow-Catholics, Dave Armstrong; how could you think that associating with an organisation that also promotes pagans and voodoo could possibly be a wise thing?

Sorry, no links from here to "Pathetic dot com," which is also the only word necessary to describe any Catholic writer who would associate with such a group.


Shame on all of you.

10 comments:

Oakes Spalding said...

Money makes one feel more ecumenical?

Kitchener Waterloo Traditional Catholic said...

Fr Longnecker asked me to stop re-posting his articles on my blog; asking that a teaser with link to Pathetic-eos was preferred. That's the last time I've read any of his stuff.

The Patheos Faith Channels are like a menu: 'Should I have the chicken parm or sirloin steak?' Maybe a regular reader of the Pagan channel one day strays into the Catholic channel gets hooked and eventually converts. It's possible.

Vox Cantoris said...

He wanted the click because it meant money!

Elizabeth said...

I think Fr. Longnecker is right where he belongs, at Patheos. I've not read a word of his in a few years.

The last time I bothered was when he was advertising on a traditional Catholic blog that he was conducting a Pilgrimage to Italy (I think) and described a daily, traditional Holy Mass as part of the agenda. When I emailed him to simply confirm that he meant the TLM (since he was promoting it on a trad-Catholic blog), he responded that...well, no, but some parts will be in Latin and it's very reverent and we'll visit some other Masses where there's lots of Latin in the Novus Ordo Masses....

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's the Patheos voodoo priestess (and not just love of money) that makes Longnecker criticize good Catholics. Seriously, of all the problems in the world, he wants to make people hate traditionalist Catholics. Does he not see how that's wrong?

Kitchener Waterloo Traditional Catholic said...

The time has come for this 'rad trad' stereotype to go away. It's only simpletons and those with ulterior motives who promote it anyway. It usually gets applied to those who prefer the Extraordinary Form but there are hostile folk at the Ordinary Form too.

Righteous anger is very Christian and we all know since the Council there are many deserving targets for it. Was

If you want to see anger then ask a 'spirit of Vatican II' type priest about the Extraordinary Form. His anger may be wrapped in passive aggressiveness though. A certain Basilian cleric is probably going to be crankier than usual when his television channel goes bankrupt due to new CRTC regulations.

The "Don't Worry Be Happy" types sometimes are like that because they assume they are going to Heaven. Those who are working out their salvation with fear and trembling may appear angry in contrast.

My bet is Fr Longenecker's stats are down at Pathetic-eos and he knows taking a shot at the orthodox always gets a spike.

Daniel O'Connor said...

People who think they should be paid to pontificate have serious misunderstandings of what evangelizing means.

Anonymous said...

Yes, K, I have twice in my life seen such "priestly anger" refuse Communion to innocent little girls, about age 7 or 8. Both the children (despite strong religion at home) grew up to be lesbians for some reason.

I am not saying there is a direct connection, I'm not a psychologist, and many factors come in. But when I saw it occur with the second girl grown up, I recalled the same was true of the first one. Hurt, rejection, confusion, humiliation - from a powerful male authority figure. Did that instill a revulsion or fear toward men?

Anonymous said...

Longnecker says traditionalist Catholics should be "tolerated." And by his warped logic, I guess Our Lord, also, should be "tolerated". Longnecker seems spiritually discombobulated and unsure of what Catholicism actually is.

Elizabeth said...

Longnecker started out as an Evangelical, then an Anglican, and finally to Catholicism. His catechesis seems to be wanting, and his instruction in the history of the Church that he's joined.