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Posted on 11/12/2002 10:15:08 AM PST by NYer
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Truly an interesting twist from this bishop. Perhaps the RCF investigation is holding him to the move conservative views.
Truly an interesting twist from this bishop. Perhaps the RCF investigation is holding him to the move conservative views.I think you need some fine translation services. Let me help. When he says:
"We have to take a look at churches with no kneelers," said Hubbard. "Once we get it, we will have a committee study it and figure out how to implement it."He is referring to death by committee. Literally translated from liberal Bishopese to English, it reads:
I was right the first time when I allowed my Churches to be renovated without kneelers, and everybody should take a look at churches with no kneelers to see how well it works here and in Europe, said Hubbard. Once we get this throwback document, my dissidents and I will have a committee distort it and figure out how to ignore it most effectively.Unspoken here, but implied, is the hope that Rome doesnt call again, as it has been forced to with him before.
The Eastern Orthodox have been standing, exclusively to my knowledge, for hundreds upon hundreds of years.
Why, excepting cases of infirmity, would this ever even be an issue?
LOL!! By golly, I do believe you are right. Here are some before/after pix of churches in Hubbard's diocese, where Fr. "Dick" Vosko, honed his skills into an artform.
Assumption/St. Paul Church, Mechanicville, New York
Saint Joseph's Church Scotia, New York
The interior of the existing building was renovated to reorient the seating to provide more of a "community" atmosphere. The existing character of the space was maintained and replicated in the added areas. A new gable was added above the altar platform to help emphasize the liturgical action.
Our Lady of Fatima Church Schenectady, New York
The interior of the worship space was completely redone in the American Prairie style, with new cherry woodwork, porcelain tile floor, new lighting, sound system and custom-designed furnishings. New spaces included a Reservation Chapel, Work Sacristy, Vesting Sacristy and Reconciliation Room, Nursery, Bride's Room and Choir Storage Room. All areas of the building were made accessible to the disabled.
Here is a current listing of cathedrals and/or churches that are being "voskovized". VOSKO PROJECTS
This committee stuff is just disgusting. I (sort of) followed the past few days USCCB meeting and I am fairly disgusted at 1. the fact that it is televised; and 2., all the damn paperwork I see shuffled around.
I think I've heard the term "ad hoc committee" about 50 times from the bishops. I can't take much more! I want to go in there and yell "JUST GO HOME AND DO YOUR DAMNED JOB!"
uh... thanks for listening, I feel better!
Seriously though, why do they televise these things?
LOL. I can see where a new Roman Missal or an ex corde ecclesia might require some study.
But "let's kneel here and then, after the Amen, we stand up" hardly requires much study, does it? A three-year-old can get the concept.
I can safely be described as a cynic when it comes to certain prelates, Hubbard being one, and a hopeless optimist when it comes to other things. I guess I don't really know how full the glass is, but I do find it to be a very interesting glass.
So that they can show the protestors outside as well.
Yes, but he gets the concept, which is what I said. He may not want to obey but he gets the concept.
More apropos than when I first mentioned it, isn't it?
Truly an interesting "twist" from this bishop. Perhaps the RCF investigation is holding to the more conservative views.
Or,more likely (not to be cymical or anything)his latest "fancy" has now opened a factory,manufacturing church kneelers.
Someone is taping them for me this week because I have no access but I have been watching since EWTN has been carrying them.I have never said how much I learned from them for fear the bishops would stop permitting it.Now I think the tide has turned and they would have hell to pay if they tried to stop the telecasts.
Either that or a good lawyer! Now how does it go? Can good lawyers be moral? Or, er, a moral lawyer is a contradiction of terms... I'll ask St. Thomas More!
I've been hearing that Churches in Western Europe are pretty much empty one way or the other...
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