Sunday, July 24, 2011

concerning Smith's visitation

Cleveland's Plain Dealer has a very accurate story in Sunday's paper about the visitation. It was available on-line Saturday evening. Five of the first seven reader replies were knee jerk defenders of lennonism, that apparently cannot normally process any fact or observation they disapprove of; like Fox viewers viewing non-Fox reports. One extreme right wing crank throws in a non-sequitar complaining about George Soros (a capitalist who gives money to non-fascists and anti-fascists, and is therefore, a common bogeyman of american fascists). One obsequious idiot refers to Lennon with the abbreviation 'H.E', which is 'His Eminence', the official address of a cardinal. The self-appointed church policeman promoted the tyrant.

As some may know an apostolic visitation (investigation) occurred in Cleveland. A Monsignor Rossi, and a retired Bishop from Trenton, New Jersey came the week of the 11th to Ohio. They had several meetings at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma (the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Novitiate). Single representatives of at least five parishes (and Bp. Pilla, and several priests) spoke with Bp. John M. Smith. Perhaps, the voice of the laity may register. Those five parishes all had a street vigil outside their closed churches. St. Wendelin's vigil is in 'suspension', but SS. Casimir, Patrick, Emeric and James are continuous. One question Smith gave to the parishioners suggests he is trying to establish whether Lennon stands in the state of odium populi.

His address is:
The Most Reverend John M. Smith
Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Trenton
701 Lawrenceville Road
Trenton, New Jersey 08648

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