21 November 2010

Mr. Bozek Putting on More and Greater Airs?

A new act may have opened on the Marek Bozek circus. I have heard rumors that Mr. Bozek has been long coveting the title of Bishop; current and former parishioners send me items from time to time, and the Bozek as Bishop drama has long been in the works.

You will recall that Mr. Bozek tried to latch on with the Moonie-backed pseudo-Catholic outfit headed by the excommunicated Archbishop Milingo, the new defunct RCC, and the so-called "Polish Catholic Church". Years ago a source told me that they saw a bishop's ring and crosier in the rectory at St. Stan's. While I didn't disbelieve it, I couldn't front for the veracity of the claim.

However, there is now some evidence for public examination. If you examine the picture above, which was sent to me from another source, you will see that Mr. Bozek is wearing a peculiar kind of cassock. Look at the buttons and piping, and you see a cassock worn by prelates-- monsignors or bishops. Is this just a style choice, or is Bozek now pretending to be a Catholic bishop? This was taken around All Souls' Day this year.

The flirting with several heretical and schismatic groups is documented. The rumor of illicit ordinations occurring behind closed doors at St. Stan's has also been the subject of news stories.

Based on emails from a lot of different sources with interest in St. Stan's, it is clear that the former parish is dying out-- "faster than it did" before the split, one says. Three Masses on Sundays draw fewer than 100 persons in all.

There are other things alleged to be going on at St. Stan's that I won't print until I can prove them on more than hearsay. We know that the former parish and its leader support gay marriage, divorce and remarriage, open communion, communal penance and absolution, and operating under the false pretense of being Catholic when the parish was suppressed and several leaders, including the pseudo-pastor, were excommunicated. You can imagine the mess.

It truly is a circus.

The Archdiocese needs to bring this show to a close. If it wins the lawsuit, rebuilding this parish will be a herculean task. Who knows when Mr. Bozek will announce his new pretend status, or reveal the identities of those new priests (real or otherwise) whom he has ordained.

I wonder what the attendance at Christmas Eve 2010 will be, and whether the local press will be there to report on the fruits of schism five years later.


Fenian said...

Bozek wearing that cassock is disturbing to say the least.

On a different note, if the dispute is resolved, what happens to St. Agatha?

If Polish Catholics returned to St. Stanislaus, I question whether or not St. Agatha could stay open. Anyone have insight into this?

Anonymous said...

As bishop, will he be the one to ordain the so-called deacon that has been down at St Stanislaus the past few months? Maybe it will be one of the many other bishops he's associating with. I thought they were supposed to be former Roman Catholics, not flaming liberals???

Anonymous said...

The last comment about a so-called deacon at St. Stan's sounds like another messy story. What's up with that?

StGuyFawkes said...

Mr. Bozek has performed in so many improvisational skits requiring one kind of crossdressing or another, that it really doesn't matter anymore what he wears. The guy's career reminds you of a "Monte Python" routine.

The only issue now is whether there are still members of his entourage, that is to say, congregation, who really think he is a priest. That is a troubling fact, much like hearing that some folks still believe cigarettes don't cause cancer.

Steven said...

As an ex master of ceremonies for the archdiocese - I can tell you there was a crozier and episcopal rings at St. Stans before they split. And there were always offered to the bishop when ever he visited to use. There was also a collection of pectorals

StGuyFawkes said...

To Steven,

Thank you for your factual observation. This humble fact which you have entered into evidence may clear up a lot.

Thanks again.

St. Guy

Anonymous said...

The diocese is ready to step in. The last stumbling block is that Bozek and his attorneys want at least $800,000 for him to walk away from St. Stan's.

thetimman said...

Anon, where do you get that info?

StGuyFawkes said...

To Tim and Anon @ nov.22, 20:50,

Anon wrote, "The last stumbling block is that Bozek and his attorneys want at least $800,000 for him to walk away.."

The funniest thing about this comment is that although it may have been meant in jest it sounds so very true. I think the word we're looking for is "simony."

Anonymous said...

You sure let Bozek keep you busy.

StGuyFawkes said...

Dear Anon,

For those who know Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood" no greater example of Hazel Mote's "The Church of Jesus Christ Without Christ" can be found than our own Boguslaw Bozek's St. Stanislaus.

In O'Connor's great comic novel, Motes invents a stump jump bible belt church strictly based on his own needs. He opines "A man don't need no salvation, all a man needs is a good car."

Motes rode around in a primer painted "rat colored" wreck. Wheras our own Boguslaw has a much fancier, leased vehicle.

After that the differences end.

Yes, Boguslaw keeps us interested. The man is a comic novel. Life imitates art.

Anonymous said...

Tiny Tim tip-toed through the tulips with Miss Vicky , while "biskup Bozek" tip-toes through the tombstones with his frequent companion.
What a sicko to take "sweet memories" pictures in a cemetery.

Oh, by the way the "deacon" the young guy in your latest posted picture has left St. Stan's "without hard feelings" for more training.