25 March 2009

Close Call

My wife had the singular fortune to find herself unexpectedly parked next to the BMW of St. Louis' favorite excommunicated, schismatic, ex-priest at Schnuck's tonight.  As there were no cameras around, he gave no statement.

Her report:  "It gave me the creeps."


MP said...

Next time she can sprinkle some holy water on the car and say some prayers for him!

cmziall said...

And she didn't ask for an autograph? What was she thinking? That might have fetched some big bucks on eBay! :-p

Anonymous said...

I gots to know...

Why or how do you know it was his BMW? (Maybe I really don't want to know)...


thetimman said...

Dude, she saw him. He parked next to her.

Battle of the dueling bumper stickers--Latin Mass vs. homosexual rights "equal sign" sticker, plus a rainbow teddy bear, and a "St. Stanislaus Lives" license plate frame.

He wins on quantity, I guess.

Also, he must have had a change of heart and accepted his laicization, because he wasn't wearing clerics.


Sandy said...

I added a name at the end of this joke so I could post it here :o), otherwise I'm not sure where I'd put it. Anyway, I don't like the name-calling, nor do I like the portrayal of Holy Mother Church as accepting money above principle, but at least the point made about some politicians and others who merely claim to be Catholic, but don't carry their faith out in action is well made in this joke:

Nancy Pelosi is now a Saint....CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ?

On a Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D. C., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aide visited the Cardinal of the Catholic cathedral.

He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day's sermon, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.

The Cardinal replied, "No. I don't really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over certain of Pelosi's views." Pelosi's aide then said, "Look. I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to your church if you'll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint."

The Cardinal thought about it and said, "Well, the church can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's sermon." As Pelosi's aide promised, House Speaker Pelosi appeared for the Sunday sermon and seated herself prominently at the edge of the main aisle.

And, during the sermon, as promised, the Cardinal pointed out that House Speaker Pelosi was present.

Then the Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation -- "While Speaker Pelosi's presence is probably an honor to some, she is not my favorite person. Some of her views are contrary to those of the church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other views. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief.

Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed.

She married for money and is using it to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington , and in California . She simply is not to be trusted."

The Cardinal completed his view of Pelosi with, "But, when compared to Marek Bozek, Senators Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and John Kerry, House Speaker Pelosi is a saint."

Patrick Kinsale said...

Many priests wear civilian garb nowadays, unfortunately.

I once saw a car with two bumper stickers ... the usual one promoting Catholic radio here we see all the time here in STL, and an Obama/Biden sticker. The driver must not really listen to Catholic radio.

Anonymous said...

So, what was he wearing?
Did he have any bumper stickers?

Sandy said...

Anonymous on 26 March, 2009 10:50 asked "So, what was he wearing?" Perhaps it was something equal to the purple wig and witch hat that he was wearing in the photo at the link below? :o)


Sandy said...

Regarding my previous post, the pic at the following link is a better look at the odd choices of Marek Bozek: