Thursday, May 27, 2010

vocation poster contest...

Cleansing Fire, Cannonball Award darling, is hosting a vocation poster contest for his Diocese of Rochester. Here are some submissions they've received so far and here are the contest details for those interested in flexing a little creative muscle.

9 comments:

Joseph M said...

The serious submissions are very good. That first one is the 'Fr. What-a-waste' recruitment poster. ;-)

Patm said...

Yes, the serious submissions are good. The funny ones are a little nasty. Except for the one posted here at Crescat.

We had the misfortune of attending mass in Rochester a few years back. I'm not even sure the mass was licit but my the people were all so smug and satisfied with themselves. The priest didn't even hand out communion. Once he'd consecrated the host, he sat down and "the people" took over from there on. It was like using the priest to be a consecrational stud. And "the people" made a very fussy show of their "ministry." It was in all ways awful.

Gen said...

Maybe a little background is in order for the humor ones - the woman featured prominently is Sr. Joan Sobala, who single-handedly dismantled an orthodoxy parish through her preaching in an alb, standing for consecration, expulsion of orthodox altar boys, and self-communicating. She actually invited the parishioners to "fertilize another parish" if they didn't agree with her woman's ordination agenda. The St. Nicholas pictured in one of them was a guest homilist at a DoR Mass. Note, he's not a real bishop, but a lay man who dresses up as one and gave homilies. That's illicit.

They may seem a little brazen if you're not in Rochester. But rest assured, our frustration is more than merited. Our bishop said that the prosperity of the American Church until the 1960's was "a fluke." He hosts "rainbow sash Masses" at our cathedral for openly gay (and practicing) men and women and their partners.

You know things are bad when your priest does things just the way they should be done, and he's labeled as a bitter reactionary by the administration of the diocese. You know things are bad when young priests are banned from preaching because they explain the Church's teaching on homosexuality. You know things are bad when men are rejected from seminary because they are "subversively orthodox."

Oh, I could go on and on and on, but I wouldn't want to lead you to the depths of liturgical depression we live in here in Rochester. *sigh*

Lola said...

ROTFL!

Linda said...

I sure do feel sorry for the people in Rochester. What a scandal!

kkollwitz said...

Good Lord.

As far as I know, that stuff doesn't go on in South Carolina.

Mike said...

Gen covered a lot of the scandalous practices going on in the Diocese of Rochester.

Most of these things are happening because we have a bishop who is not satisfied with the Catholic Church as it now exists.

If you would like to know the kind of Church Bishop Matthew Clark would really like to see - and in his own words - check out this post on my blog.

TCN said...

And, my, she's wearing the latest fashion from the depths of hell.

Run for your lives!

romishgraffiti said...

Please PLEASE read Mike's link! Read that and you will think that the funny posters are downright generous and not nasty enough.