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The “Church war” in my parish is very unnecessary…

I’m sick of this. I’m still technically a parishioner at St. Justin Martyr. But it’s getting harder to stay at this parish . There are other Latin Rite Roman Catholic parishes I can hide in.

But not yet.

Next week I’ll have my diocese of St Pete Catechism certification. I’m pondering openly. That means I could teach Sunday school in the fall. I know better.

Read the story above.

No, I’m no t leaving to go with those immature stupids. Baby Christians who didn’t get their way. It’s more about falling up and down and following leaders and not your own Christian walk. If a leader pisses you off, you leave in spite. Immaturity is what you do afterwards. You ignore the facts about real faith and have a fit about it.

What’s really important??? To me, it’s The Holy Eucharist. Look that up readers.

”Tis maturity! ” Maturity in faith? It’s about God first and respect of the Church Magisterium. This guy didn’t have it. He didn’t want to wait to find a secular real job. He had a fit and arched his back like stinking toddler having a tantrum.

But some of my readers would not understand this. You don’t start your own church. That’s not authentic. You work in another corner and lay low and move on when you don’t get your way. Big ass deal. You know what’s more interesting and important.

That mean ignoring the stupid stuff leaders do when you disagree with them, and moving on, not being tied to things and people, and actually having a senses of your inner self without being swayed too easily. That inner self is where your prayer and meditation come from , and it’s where your center and conscience lives. Awareness of it means you cannot be easily swayed by jerks for very long. It’s where you have your intelligence and where you use it.

I have a small problem with the “look at mes online who are on the lay retreat circuit.” These people don’t wanna work a real job. Or ok, I know some after mAny years of a serious real secular job, retire in lay ministry. But then they morph into fakes. Or because of immature faith and not being grounded, weird crap happens.

These people cannot be themselves in ministry. They are just like their work life before: incompetent and insecure.

There are some good lay people who are themselves. But they are few.

But others do not want a secular job before ministry. Church is the easy way out to hide . They don’t want to work a secular job out in the world like a regular person and be with it. Most ministry people now want to run things and it is not about a mature Christian walk. It’s about what you do. It’s about “look at me” and “I’m so easily offended I’m gonna spite you”. It’s about “filling in my insecurities” and ” gotcha, I see you didn’t do what I taught you and trads think is corrrectly”. The last one is not about real evangelization in the Catholic Church.

There is no balance and it all about the ego. These people got into ministry for the wrong reasons so they wouldn’t have to work a real secular job. Others like some good priests are there because they are really called after working real jobs. They are real and seasoned. Most Non real job priests without that background are personal due to their formation. Some could do better.

But the laity lack that formation, mostly. No one catches their garbage.

Yeah, been there done that but mine was here online. I don’t think I’d ever do what Joe did. I feel bad, but didn’t go off and start an internet Church of my own like King Henry the 8th. I was ready to chop heads but I didn’t do it. One time, I called a bishop’s office. I secretly wrote a few letters and actually signed them. Yeah, I admit it. Two bishops wrote back. Editors wrote back. I’m still in the Church.

An online magazine was dismantled forever due to their homeschooling only position. Bleep got done I’ve moved on, mostly.

Oh. I have yet to throw the online thems : Danielle Bean, Dominico Bettinelli, “Rachel South Carolina what’s her just north of me name,” and the online retreat people in the Gulf of Mexico yet. I will one day. I have a joke list that I’ll publish one day. It’s from the early and late 00s and my sparring online. EWTN National Catholic Register Dan Burke is first on that list. Lisa Hendey is behaving herself for now and will stay online friends because she’s the same age.

These people almost cannot laugh and be real. Everything is show and awards is not relevant to them. They preach to the choir and are now t real out there .

I ask how many would of them survive a real secular reality like no AC in July, no lights for months in 2015, a Hurricane, permanent infertility, a long term inoperative car, job nightmares, riding a city bus, and a lack of health insurance? O yeah, a messy house . And ….. filling the blank…

you fI have and haven’t moved on. It’s a seven person list. They have IMHO too much air that is too hot and humid for Florida and online. Oh yeah my cousin Tom Sullivan is on that list too with Johnette Benkovic and most of her Women of Grace team. They like to hear themselves talk. They think no one else has spiritual life answers. “Lady Johnnie” had a beef about the US Girl Scouts that was evil and needless. She said they were not prolifers and went to promote the fake Little Flowers scouts so she and they could make $$ off parishes. Don’t trad there. She had fakes on her show about it. She’s going “IN” first. You do not mess with my homies and their cookies.

But I was mad yesterday when I read that. I’ve had worse happen to me that what that guy Joe had happen to him. But there he was stomping his feet like a stinking “prissy who didn’t get his way to disrespect the Church in spite.”

. There are other parishes I could join. I like to sleep in on Sunday morning, anyway. But it’s a struggle to stay here. I’m biding my time. I’m trying to still help and stay. This junk doesn’t matter to me. My center is God, me, my hub, and writing, and teaching . — in that order. It’s almost too deep to talk about.

So I go to the immigrants Mass with Portuguese people. So? After dealing with Scott’s health issues, and household crap, I hide there. I could learn a language.

In our Church, the clergy move every few years. I live in this neighborhood about less than a block away. So, this is a neighborhood fight that is old . And being I have a secular job, my job doesn’t depend on it. I’m there. I couldn’t work in the Church right now. Too much spotlight for me.

O yeah , I’m cleared with a background check to work with kids. . No trouble.

Sigh, I’m pointing the stupid finger of immaturity at both sides. I said both sides and that’s not me.

After Mass, I’m waving out the door and wearing white sunglasses and walking on very fast like a Florida chica . I almost ignore the suckups shaking hands with the pastors and celebrants. We’re done gotta go is my point. I race to the parking lot .

Don’t do this again or I will stop and it will get real . Know what I mean? My baptism was not at Walmart. But I work with you without the tantrums. I don’t start another church. I don’t make another living with another church, instead of working at another real job in the secular world .

Hey, some of them are being their immature selves. They could do better. It didn’t have the be like this. They can work together but that’s too tough. It’s too much of a big deal. How about a Symposium. But nah that’s too hard.

Got that?


I have lived here in the Tampa Bay area for over 51 years. I am a native of New York. I’m 57. The purpose of this blog is to show what it is like to live here and not vacation . This is Florida’s Daily life. Paradise has “moments” too. This blog attempts to reflect my Catholic Christian faith with balance and sunshine and a crack at holy humor. I have a real sense of humor. It is hot here .